2012: Looking Back at a Busy Year

Reflecting on the work I did this year, I am a little amazed at how much I got accomplished. Here’s a quick rundown: January to March—Wrote my first YA urban fantasy novel, The Smoking Mirror. I haven’t found an agent/publisher yet, but I’m confident that there’s a home for the…

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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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Stories That Must Not Die

Originally a native of Quebec, Juan Sauvageau came to the US to pursue his post-graduate studies. He earned an MA in Education and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and went on to teach at universities in Mexico, France, Spain, Texas and Idaho. Sauvageau was deeply attracted to Mexican folklore and culture. In the late 70s he spent three years going…

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Near Dwaravati, on the Beach

This poem originally appeared in Along the River. Near Dwaravati, on the Beach He faces me in some glittering moonlit mindscape —I almost feel the sea breeze and the still-warm sand— His ageless eyes full of power that almost glows. “Hello, Nara,” he murmurs. “Here we always meet, Near the…

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