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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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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