Poems Upcoming in Illya’s Honey

My poems “Rhyme Ran to Rap” and “These Hands” will be appearing in the fall/winter edition of Illya’s Honey, the journal of the Dallas Poets Community. Links to come!  

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Creature Feature launches

Starting September 5, 2013, and running through Halloween, The Monitor will be printing a nine-part series entitled “Creature Feature.” Published each Thursday, this column will feature my retellings of creepy tales of ghosts, ghouls and cucuys from deep South Texas, with illustrations by a variety of local artists. The first…

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Creature Feature

Beginning September 5 and continuing through Halloween, The Monitor will be running my nine-part series Creature Feature. Published each Thursday, this series will feature creepy tales of ghosts, ghouls and cucuys from deep south Texas, each accompanied by  the illustrations of artists like Xavier Garza. I will be posting links…

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Flower, Song, Dance Released!

Yesterday, Lamar University Press released my latest book, Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry. I’d like to express my gratitude to the many people who helped get this project off the ground, especially my editor, Jerry Craven, and the two artists whose work makes the book an even richer…

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A Poetic and Musical Celebration of Aztec Culture

On September 21, 2013 I will be the featured artist for Flower, Song, Dance: A Poetic and Musical Celebration of Aztec Culture. I will read from my newly published translations of Aztec verse against the backdrop of Dr. Carl Seale’s Toxcatl, a ballet inspired by the celebration of the fifth…

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Upcoming Article in Translation Review

My article entitled “Translating ‘An Otomi Song of Spring’” has been accepted for publication by Translation Review, the journal of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), housed at The University of Texas at Dallas. ALTA is the only organization in the United States dedicated wholly to literary translation, and it…

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Langdon Review Weekend

I’ll be presenting and reading from Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry this September 5, 2013, at the Langdon Review Weekend. Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas is an annual publication of Tarleton State University providing an overview of the year’s most exciting cultural accomplishments in Texas.  The…

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“The Song of Moquihuitzin” to Be Published

My translation of “The Song of Moquihuitzin” from the Aztec codex Songs of Mexico (Cantares Mexicanos) will be published in issue 19 of BorderSenses, a great literary journal.  

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Flower, Song, Dance Cover

Lamar University Press has unveiled the cover for my upcoming volume of Mesoamerican verse, which is titled Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry. Details can be found at http://www.lamaruniversitypress.org/coming-soon.php  

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Author and Illustrator Visits to Brownsville Middle Schools

On May 8th, 9th and 10th I presented, accompanied by artist Noé Vela, to six different middle schools in the Brownsville Independent School District. Focusing on Mexican Bestiary, our presentations consisted of readings, live art, signings and discussions. Here are images courtesy BISD’s library services department:  

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