The Smoking Mirror Launches Today!

IFWG Publishing has just announced that book one of my YA fantasy series has just been published in print and ebook form. Learn more about its availability on the official page of The Smoking Mirror.  

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Rattle #47

Rattle 47 is out. This edition of the journals features a tribute to Asian poetical forms, including my translation from the Japanese of three pieces by Karai Senryū as well as haiku by Billy Collins and a wealth of verse from many others, from Debra Kang Dean to Mariko Kitakubo. Especially wonderful…

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Poem forthcoming in Amarillo Bay

My poem “Waking up to the Moon” will appear in the February 2015 number of the literary magazine Amarillo Bay.  

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Cover for Border Lore

Here is a draft of the cover for Border Lore: Folktales and Legends of South Texas, coming March 2015. Kudos to the awesome José Meléndez for his artwork and design!  

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Translations in Somos en escrito

The on-line magazine Somos en escrito has published three translations of mine from Classical Nahuatl into English and Spanish. You can read them now by heading over to that website.  

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“Cradlesong” to be published in Metamorphoses

I’m delighted that the journal Metamorphoses has accepted “A Cradlesong,” my translation from the Nahuatl of “Cōzolcuīcatl,” poem LVII of the Songs of Mexico codex composed in 1585. In the 800-word sequence, a young Mexica girl envisions the fallen young king of Tenochtitlan, Ahuizotl, as a baby, youth and man,…

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The Smoking Mirror to be published in 2015

The international small press IFWG Publishing, which specializes in speculative and children’s fiction, has picked up my YA fantasy novel The Smoking Mirror for publication in 2015.  

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Poems in Rattle #47

Just received word that my translations of three Japanese poems by Karai Senryū have been accepted for publication in issue 47 of Rattle (forthcoming March 2015). Ii darou! (“Cool, ain’t it?”)  

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Strange Texas Tales That Never Die

In September of 2014, Overlooked Books released a series of illustrated, bilingual readers for young people. Titled Strange Texas Tales That Must Not Die, the series features twelve tales that I have penned: The Black Dog of Driscoll The Devil at the Disco The Hitchhiker of Highway 281 Storyteller A Mermaid in…

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Poem in Goodbye, Mexico

I am excited to learn that my poem “Por la libre” will be published in the anthology Goodbye, Mexico: Poems of Remembrance that the wonderful Sarah Cortez is editing for Texas Review Press. I can’t wait to read the other pieces in what is sure to be an amazing collection.…

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