Articles tagged "Mayan Literature"


Rational Animal

I did not meet Maya K’iche’ poet Pablo García in person; rather, as with a number of other poets whose work I have translated, my first contact with him was in a bookstore, where I read…...

Dreamhouse

Note: This poem was originally written in Yucatecan Maya. Child Little brother Jaguar race of the indomitable mystical spirit your…...

Alux

Note: The work was written originally in Yucatecan Maya, the most widely spoken indigenous language in Mexico. Miguel Angel May May, the writer and cultural leader, has been responsible for the formation…...

Poverty

Note: This piece was originally written in Yucatecan Maya, and was probably adapted from the oral tradition. The Maya to Spanish translation was done in a collaboration with Miguel Angel May May, Santiago…...