Manuel Tzoc Bucup is a Maya-K’iche’ poet and visual artist. His work focuses on re-signifying objects through written poetry, exploring aesthetic possibilities, and (re) constructing literature and the visual arts. He seeks to experiment with the word and object. Tzoc Bucup’s literary and visual works also engage with the intersections of racial/ethnic, gender and sexual identities. His literary works include Esco-p(o)etas para una muerte en ver(sos) b-a…l…a (Folio 114, Guatemala, 2006), De Textos Insanos (Santa Muerte Cartonera, México, 2009), GAY(0) (Milena- Caserola, Argentina 2010), El Ebrio Mar y Yo (s.o.p.a. , Guatemala, 2011), El Jardín de los Infantes Locos y la Escafandra de Oro (Catafixia Editorial, Guatemala 2013), y los libros-objeto Polen (edición de autor, Guatemala 2014) y Cuerpo de Niño Triste (edición de autor, Guatemala 2015) Constante huida: crimen de un corazón que no recuerdo y/o pronunciamientos del habla tartamuda (Catafixia Editorial, Guatemala 2016). He is co-editor of the fanzine Macha and La Maleta Ilegal Press. His work has been published in magazines and anthologies throughout the Américas. His visual work has been exhibited in venues such as Se Alquila (Ciudad de Guatemala, 2014), Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum (USA, 2015), Rarities (France, 2016), and the Luciano Benetton Foundation Art Collection (Italy, 2016).
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