Over the past two years, Eugenia Toledo has been working on a poetic project titled "Photographic Letters." Her poems have been inspired and based upon the theme of: The Life of Latino People in the Northwest. This project follows the photographic work of the documentary photographer Hugo Ludeña.
During the creation of this work, Toledo has applied the poetic process called "Ekphrastic Poetry." An Ekphrastic process begins with inspiration from another piece of artwork. In “Photographic Letters” the poems are written response to the images.
The project has been supported by 2010 City Artist Project program from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
Eugenia Toledo, a native from Temuco – Chile, has a Ph.D. in Latin American and Spanish Literature from the University of Washington. Most of her work is a result of research and collective experience.
She has an unpublished book called Map Traces, and two published books of poetry called Arquitectura de Ausencias (Architecture of Absences) and Tiempo de metales y volcanes (Time of Metals and Volcanoes).
This presentation at the Seattle Public Library will be a bilingual reading with the assistance of translators Susan Sola and Anne Greeott.