Miguel Rivera with Claudia Castro Luna

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Mon Sep 27, 6 pm
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"The publication of the poems in the late Guatemalan poet Humberto Ak’abal’s book of poems, published here as In the Courtyard of the Moon (Tia Chucha Press), has been more of a journey than most books. Written by Humberto Ak’abal (1952 - 2019) in K’iché, the poet himself translated the poems into Spanish. We welcome Miguel Rivera, himself originally from Guatemala, an accomplished professional drummer and musician, and teacher, who translated the poems from Spanish, working with Fran Quinn and earlier, Robert Bly, to bring them into English, for this striking book. Humberto Ak’abal was author of several collections, his awards and honors including the Blaise Cendrars International Poetry Award, the Canto de América Prize in Indigenous Literatures, the Pier Paolo Pasolini International Poetry Award and a Chevalier l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres." (Promo Copy)

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