Juan Suárez Proaño

Juan Suárez Proaño

Juan Suárez Proaño (Quito, 1993) is an Ecuadorian poet and editor. He studied Communication and Literature at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador and has written several acclaimed poetry collections, including “Lluvia sobre los columpios” (2014) and “Las cosas negadas” (2021), which won a national poetry award in 2021. In addition to his writing, Proaño works as an editor for El Ángel Editor, a publishing house, and coordinates “Poesía en Paralelo Cero,” an international poetry event in Ecuador. His blend of literary talents has made him a significant figure in both the local and international literary community.


Juan Suárez Proaño is a prominent poet and editor hailing from Quito, Ecuador. Born in 1993, he has established himself in the literary world with an extensive bibliography of poems and participation in various anthologies. His work in the field of communication and literature has led to accolades and significant contributions to Ecuadorian poetry.

Early Life and Education

Proaño’s passion for literature was nurtured through his studies at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. He graduated with a degree in Communication and Literature, focusing on the poetic portrayal of illness in the works of Ileana Espinel. This educational background laid a solid foundation for his literary pursuits.

Literary Works

Poetry Collections

Proaño has penned several poetry collections, showcasing his lyrical talent and thematic depth. Some of his notable collections include:

  • ‘Lluvia sobre los columpios’ (2014)
  • ‘Hacen falta pájaros’ (2016)
  • ‘Nos ha crecido hierba’ (2018)
  • ‘El nombre del Alba’ (2019)
  • ‘Las cosas negadas’ (2021), which won the Premio Nacional de Poesía Paralelo Cero in 2021.

Inclusion in Anthologies

His works have been featured in various anthologies, such as:

  • ‘Seis poetas ecuatorianos’ (Editorial Caletita), published in Mexico
  • ‘Antología de Poesía Española Contemporánea Y lo demás es Silencio Vol. II’, published in Madrid in 2016.

International Recognition

In addition to his books, Proaño’s poetry has been widely published and recognized internationally. His work has appeared in a diverse range of literary magazines, such as the ‘Revista Hispanoamericana de Poesía’ from Santiago, Chile, and ‘Hablemos Claro’ from Honduras. He has also found a digital readership through various online platforms. His inclusion in “Voices from the center of the world,” a collection of Ecuadorian poets translated by American poet Margaret Randall, further cements his reputation as a significant figure in the world of contemporary poetry.

Editorial Work

Apart from his poetry, Proaño has made significant contributions to the publishing world. He works as an editor at El Ángel Editor and serves as the Coordinator of the international poetry event in Ecuador, “Poesía en Paralelo Cero.”

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