Cruz Alejandra Lucas Juárez


Cruz Alejandra Lucas Juárez is author of the bilingual Tutunakú-Spanish poetry collection Xlaktsuman papa’ / Las hijas de Luno (2021). Originally from Tuxtla, Zapotitlán de Méndez, Puebla, Mexico, she studied language and culture at the Intercultural University of the State of Puebla. In 2022 she received a second fellowship from the prestigious National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA), in the category of poetry in Indigenous languages. Her comic Laktsuman xla kuxi’ / Mujeres maíz, which won fourth place in a nationwide contest for comics in Indigenous languages, was just published by Mexico’s National Institute of Indigenous Languages (INALI). In addition to regularly offering writing workshops and courses in creative writing, Lucas Juárez has also organized various forums for the dissemination of works of Indigenous literatures.