John Pluecker

While a student at Yale, I majored in ER&M and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.  Without the work of generations of activists prior to my arrival at Yale, my studies would never have been possible.  I’m extremely grateful for all their efforts to make the university a home for critical thought and progressive politics.  The multi/trans/interdisciplinary education I received propelled me to energetic and fruitful work in a variety of arenas, from politics to art to translation to writing.  I developed tools for critical thinking and creative research that have aided me in all aspects of my life.


John Pluecker is a writer, interpreter, educator and translator. His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production and has appeared in journals and magazines in the U.S. and Mexico, including the Rio Grande Review, Picnic, Third Text, Animal Shelter, HTMLGiant and Literal. He has published more than five books in translation from the Spanish, including essays by a leading Mexican feminist, short stories from Ciudad Juárez and a police detective novel. There are three chapbooks of his work, including Undone (Dusie Kollektiv, 2011) and Killing Current (Mouthfeel Press, Forthcoming 2012).