Irma Pineda (Binnizá/Isthmus Zapotec) has published ten books of bilingual (Spanish-Isthmus Zapotec) poetry. Naxiña’ Rului’ladxe’/Rojo Deseo (Red Desire, by Pluralia), won Mexico’s 2018 Caballo Verde best poetry book prize. Her eleventh book of poetry is forthcoming in 2021. She works for Mexico’s National Teachers’ University as well as in the Mexican Federal Congress. She serves as a Vice-President of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and lives in Mexico City and Juchitán, Oaxaca.