about

emilio Jesús Taiveaho Peláez is a first-generation migrant and a PhD. student through the Department of English & Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

As both poet and scholar, their work engages the intersection of aesthetic experience and political discipline, blending critical, creative, and archival inquiry. Focusing on 20th-century hemispheric experimental poetry, their dissertation (“Grass Root” Poetics: Twentieth Century Hemispheric Poetic Experimentalism and Cross-Cultural Writing) sheds light on an overlooked strain of experimental poetry that bridges the philosophical, cultural and literary histories of the Américas, orbiting around the work of María Sabina, Anne Waldman, and Cecilia Vicuña.
emilio’s first book of poetry, landskips (words are a hard look), a latinX exploration of the sonics and optics of our contemporary American Landscapes, is available through The Concern Newsstand.(Chapel Hill).