Juan Fernando Auquilla Díaz (Cuenca, 1973) is an Ecuadorian poet, writer, and teacher. He is an accomplished poet, with five published poetry collections to his name: Divagaciones y profanaciones (2005), Ciudad Nómada (2010), Estaciones (2017), Sábanas Resucitadas (2019), and Ciudades (2020). Additionally, his works have been featured in poetry anthologies from Argentina, Spain, and Italy, showcasing the widespread recognition of his talent and literary contributions. As a member of the House of Ecuadorian Culture in Azuay, he has contributed to social projects focused on poetry and creative writing for vulnerable groups, including incarcerated individuals. He currently teaches at the National University of Education (UNAE).
Education and teaching career
Juan Fernando Auquilla Díaz has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Latin American Cultural Studies, with a major in Literature.
Throughout his career, Juan Fernando Auquilla has accumulated extensive teaching experience, having worked in various educational levels for eighteen years, including elementary, middle, and high school, as well as technical and general baccalaureate programs. He has also served as an academic Vice Principal. For the past fifteen years, Juan Fernando has been actively involved in higher education, teaching at institutions such as the University of Cuenca, the Instituto Superior del Azuay, and currently at UNAE (National University of Education).
In 2021, he published Didactics of an interactive classroom: Language teaching and the development of creative writing for UNAE students.
- Divagaciones y profanaciones (2005). Universidad de Cuenca, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana.
- Ciudad Nómada (2010). Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana.
- Estaciones (2017). Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana.
- Sábanas Resucitadas (2019). Editorial Centro de Estudios Sociales de América Latina.
- Ciudades (2020). Editorial Centro de Estudios Sociales de América Latina.