Oaxacan Flânerie

This poetry cycle was originally published in the 2014 Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas. The Streets of Oaxaca de Juárez Along the banks of the Atoyac the white spheres of guaje blooms dip in humble welcome. Ahead the city sprawls to vibrant life, accreted in kludgy layers down the…

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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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