Juan Carlos Galeano is a poet, translator, and essayist born in the Amazon region of Colombia. He has published several books of poetry, a comprehensive collection of storytelling from the Amazon ("Folktales of the Amazon," ABC-CLIO, 2008. "Cents amazónicos" 2016) and the documentary film "The Trees Have a Mother," (Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 2008). His poetry inspired in Amazonian cosmologies and the modern world ("Amazonia" 2003, 2012, "Historias del vento" 2013, and "Yakumama and other Mythical Beings," 2014), has been anthologized and published in international journals such Casa de las Américas (Cuba), The Atlantic Monthly and Ploughshares (U.S.). He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, where he teaches Latin American poetry and Amazonian Cultures at Florida State University.