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 Langdon Review Weekend is an annual literary and arts festival that takes place the first Wednesday through Saturday after Labor Day. The event kicks off Wednesday evening at the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center in Granbury, Texas, where most of the presentations and activities also take place. This festival is when the university unveils the latest Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas.
My presentation will run from 10:30 am to 11:45. Here is the official description from the event program:
David Bowles divides his time between writing, composing music, and teaching at the University of Texas Pan American. In “Bringing Pre-Colombian Verse from Mexico Alive for 21st Century Readers,” the author will discuss the origin and complexities of Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry (Lamar University Press, 2013), a collection of Mesoamerican verse he has translated. David will then read several poems from the book.