Juana Adcock is a poet and translator working in English and Spanish, born in Mexico in 1982.
Her first book, Manca, explores the anatomy of violence in Mexico and was named by Reforma‘s distinguished critic Sergio González Rodríguez as one of the best poetry books published in 2014.
In 2015, she guest-edited and translated all the poems for an issue of UNAM’s Punto de partida on contemporary British poetry. In the same year, her volume of translations into Spanish of award-winning Scottish poet Alexander Hutchison‘s work was published in Mexico, entitled Gavia Stellata.
Juana is a poet and translator, born and raised in Mexico and based in Scotland for a number of years now. She represents so much of what is great about modern Scotland; new voices from diverse backgrounds making language their own, unafraid to experiment and innovate.
Her practise is firmly balanced between translation and creative writing, and her poems and workshops often explore the relationship between the two. Her strong ongoing links with Mexico mean that she also brings to UK voices which might otherwise be difficult to hear in English.
Her poems and translations have appeared in publications such as Magma Poetry, Shearsman, Structo, Gutter, Glasgow Review of Books, Asymptote and Words Without Borders, as well as several anthologies.
She is currently apprenticed to the Scottish poet Liz Lochhead as part of the Clydebuilt poetry apprenticeship scheme.