Advance Praise for The Smoking Mirror

A couple of authors have offered up early praise for my upcoming YA fantasy novel The Smoking Mirror. “A wild, magical adventure into an ancient world, where two young but brave twins will do anything to save their family…emotional and mystical!” —Guadalupe Garcia McCall, award-winning author of Under the Mesquite and…

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Flower, Song, Dance in American Book Review

A very nice review of Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry titled “Perform with Drums” and written by 2005 Texas Poet Laureate Alan Birkelbach has appeared in American Book Review Volume 35, Number 4, May/June 2014.  

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Advance Praise for Shattering and Bricolage

A couple of great poets have weighed in with blurbs: It seems, at times, David Bowles “has wandered away from the land of men,” his earthly declarations channeled up from a history of ancient monsters: a world still ruled by deep mystery. His words strike unexpected chords and intense visuals:…

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Review of Flower, Song, Dance in Pleiades

I’m pleased and honored that the latest edition of Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing features a review of Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry.  Click on the links below for scans of the journal. Part 1 of the review Part 2 of the review      

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Advance Praise for Flower, Song, Dance

At last! A translation of Aztec poetry done not by an historian, a linguist or an anthropologist, but by a poet. In this volume, David Bowles captures the heart and the soul of the Nahua poets, and carries them safely across the narrow bridge swinging far above the perilous waters…

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