Michael Bazzett reads from his translation of POPOL VUH
Tuesday, April 23rd @ 7 pm
Please join us to hear Michael Bazzett read from his acclaimed translation of The Popol Vuh, which was named one of the New York Times Best Poetry Books of 2018.
The K’iche’ creation myth of The Popol Vuh is thousands of years old, one of the only epics indigenous to the Americas. By turns poetic and lucid, sinuous and accessible, this verse translation—the first of its kind—breathes new life into an essential tale.
"Mr. Bazzett's translation offers a welcome path into the power of The Popol Vuh as beautiful literature. . . . [his] arrangement and format give the work its own authentic-sounding rhythm and cadence, something that is lost a bit in the recent scholarly editions . . . Mr. Bazzett writes that his intent was to create a more accessible source for students, 'a version of the myth they could disappear into, a verse version that truly sang.' He has succeeded." --Wall Street Journal
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