About Natalia Toledo

Natalia Toledo, born in Juchitán, Mexico, was the first woman to write and publish in the indigenous language of Zapotec. She has published four volumes of poetry in bilingual form (Isthmus Zapotec and Spanish). Her poetry has been translated into English, French, German, Vietnamese and Italian. In 2004 she received the 2004 Premio Nacional de Literatura Nezahualcoyotl for her book of poetry, Guie’ yaase’/Olivo negro.