Photo: Álvaro de la Fuente. Proyecto Diálogo
Daniela Catrileo is a Mapuche poet. She was born in 1987 in the commune of San Bernardo, Santiago de Chile. She earned a degree in education and is now a professor of philosophy, an artist, an activist, and a member of the Colectivo Mapuche Feminista Rangiñtulewfü. She was awarded a grant by the Pablo Neruda Foundation (2011) and another for creative writing (2012 and 2016) from the Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes. Her poetry has appeared in the collections Cada Vigilia (2007) and El territorio en viaje (2017). She has published the books Río herido (2013), Invertebrada (2017), and Guerra Florida (2018). She also participated in the collective book Niñas con palillos (2014), winner of the Premio Mustakis. In 2018, she performed the action “Mari pura warangka küla pataka mari meli: 18.314,” a series of interventions in Santiago de Chile, to denounce the injustices carried out against the Mapuche people based on the Ley Antiterrorista 18.314 of 1984.