Odi Gonzales

Odi Gonzales (born 1962) is a Peruvian writer, translator and university professor. His literary works are written in Quechua and Spanish.[1]

Odi Gonzáles
Born1962 (age 59–60)
Calca, Peru
OccupationWriter, professor
LanguageQuechua, Spanish
Alma materUniversity of Maryland, College Park
GenrePoetry, non-fiction
Notable worksTunupa. El libro de las sirenas (2002)
Notable awardsPeru's Cesar Vallejo Poetry Prize
Years active1988–present

Life and careerEdit

Odi Gonzales was born in Calca, Peru (Cusco region). He studied literature in Peru and then obtained a master's degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.[2] He currently teaches Quechua and Spanish at New York University.

He published in Spanish the poetry books Juego de niños (1988), Valle sagrado (1993), Almas en pena (1998) and La escuela de Cusco (2005).[3] In 1992 Gonzales obtained the César Vallejo National Poetry Prize and the Poetry Prize by National University of San Marcos in Lima. In 2002, he published Tunupa. El libro de las sirenas, a book with poems in Quechua. In 2000 Gonzales published a Spanish translation of the Quechua poetry book Taki parwa by Andrés Alencastre Gutiérrez.[4] In 2019 he was an invited speaker at the literary Hay Festival in Arequipa.[5][6] In 2014 some of his poems were translated into English by Lynn Levin, writer and instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.[7]



  • La Escuela de Cusco (2005)
  • Almas en Pena (1998)
  • Valle Sagrado (1993)
  • Juego de Ninos (1988)
  • Tunupa: El Libro de las Sirenas (2002)
  • Birds on the kiswar tree: poems (2014) [8]


External linksEdit


  1. ^ Levin, Lynn (2013). "The Personal and the Painterly: On Translating Three Poems by Odi Gonzales". Michigan Quarterly Review. 52 (2).
  2. ^ "Odi Gonzales". Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Odi Gonzáles: Poesía de lo múltiple". El Búho. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Podcast #5: Odi Gonzales". 19 March 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Hay Festival Arequipa 2019: la gran fiesta de la cultura y las artes llega a Perú". BBC News Mundo. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  6. ^ "On Quechua writing. Carmen Escalante and Bruce Mannheim in conversation with Odi Gonzales Jiménez". Hay Festival. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Lynn Levin's resonant translations of Odi Gonzales' 'Kiswar Tree'". inquirer.com. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  8. ^ Gonzales, Odi; Levin, Lynn (12 October 2014). Birds on the kiswar tree: poems. 2 Leaf Press. OCLC 893476970. Retrieved 12 October 2020 – via Open WorldCat.