Cover image for Flower, Song, Dance

The cover image for my book of translated Mesoamerican verse, Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry, out this fall from Lamar University Press. A shout-out to artist Noé Vela for this fantastic painting.  

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Illustrations for Flower, Song, Dance

Here are a few illustrations from my collection of Mesoamerican verse Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry, forthcoming from Lamar University Press. All images © 2013 Nicol Bowles.  

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Project Update: Shattering and Bricolage Complete

So, buoyed by the excitement of working on Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry, I actually wrapped up my volume of original poetry before the short story collection. Shattering and Bricolage is now in front of an editor; we’ll see whether it gets picked up. Here’s the table of…

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2012: Looking Back at a Busy Year

Reflecting on the work I did this year, I am a little amazed at how much I got accomplished. Here’s a quick rundown: January to March—Wrote my first YA urban fantasy novel, The Smoking Mirror. I haven’t found an agent/publisher yet, but I’m confident that there’s a home for the…

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Flower, Song, Dance

It’s official: Lamar University Press will be publishing Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry, my translation of Nahuatl and Yucatec Mayan verse. I’ll be providing further information as the details are hammered out (release date, cover, price, availability). A thousand thanks to everyone who supported the project, especially Jan…

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Bloody Feathers

Out of the Gutter On-line has published my dark horror/fantasy story “Bloody Feathers” as part of their Bareknuckles Pulp series. Warning: contains frank language and violence.  

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Project Update: Shattering and Bricolage

I’m about two months out from wrapping up Shattering and Bricolage.  Here’s a description of the project: The title of David Bowles’ first collection of poetry references the artistic technique of creating by combining in a mosaic the shards of previous, broken works. The volume explores the idea of psychological…

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Project Update: Chupacabra Vengeance

Here’s a tentative list of the stories in my next collection, Chupacabra Vengeance and Other Weird Tales (which will be in front of an editor in March, so let’s cross our fingers): The Teen and the Triton—girl living at South Padre Island finds an injured young merman The Devil’s Lagoon—retelling…

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Stories That Must Not Die

Originally a native of Quebec, Juan Sauvageau came to the US to pursue his post-graduate studies. He earned an MA in Education and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and went on to teach at universities in Mexico, France, Spain, Texas and Idaho. Sauvageau was deeply attracted to Mexican folklore and culture. In the late 70s he spent three years going…

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Near Dwaravati, on the Beach

This poem originally appeared in Along the River. Near Dwaravati, on the Beach He faces me in some glittering moonlit mindscape —I almost feel the sea breeze and the still-warm sand— His ageless eyes full of power that almost glows. “Hello, Nara,” he murmurs. “Here we always meet, Near the…

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