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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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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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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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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2012 Appearances

2012 Appearances October 18—Presentation at IDEA Quest in Edinburg. 3:15 pm to 3:45 pm. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO. October 24—Presentation at Lenoir Elementary in Donna, Texas. 2:30 pm October 24—Featured author at Pasta, Poetry & Vino. Schneider’s Gasthaus and Beergarden. McAllen, Texas. 7 pm. October 26—Reading at We Need Words.…

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Along the River 2

I have edited an anthology of local writers titled Along the River 2: More Voices from the Rio Grande. It’s coming out November 17. Here’s the cover:    

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September 2012 Retrospective

Wow, the month of September was pretty busy for me. On September 16, I presented at the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg, discussing the role of culture and history in Mexican-American identity and tying Mexican Bestiary in to Mexico’s Independence Day celebrations. Awesome conversation with a receptive audience.…

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