Ancient American Poets

Ancient American Poets This book presents a survey of indigenous poetry that focuses on three Amerindian poets Included are The Flower Songs by Nezahualcoyotl Aztec The Songs of Dzitbalche by Ah Bam Yucataec Maya and Th
  • Title: Ancient American Poets
  • Author: John Curl
  • ISBN: 9781931010214
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ancient American Poets
    This book presents a survey of indigenous poetry that focuses on three Amerindian poets Included are The Flower Songs by Nezahualcoyotl Aztec , The Songs of Dzitbalche by Ah Bam Yucataec Maya , and The Sacred Hymns of the Situa by Pachacuti Inca , followed by biographies and commentaries on these poets lives and times Each poem is presented in its original language aThis book presents a survey of indigenous poetry that focuses on three Amerindian poets Included are The Flower Songs by Nezahualcoyotl Aztec , The Songs of Dzitbalche by Ah Bam Yucataec Maya , and The Sacred Hymns of the Situa by Pachacuti Inca , followed by biographies and commentaries on these poets lives and times Each poem is presented in its original language and in translation By reading this poetry and exploring the lives of the three poets, one can visualize the indigenous world in the century before the Spanish conquest and gain a view of Amerindian history radically different from its usual presentation.
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    About " John Curl "

  • John Curl

    John Curl passed his childhood winters on icy Manhattan streets and summers in steamy New Jersey pine forest farm country A war baby of World War II, his parents were Irish Catholic, English Protestant, and Romanian Austrian Jew, with one grandfather a Republican, the other a Communist, his parents New Deal Democrats, and on Thanksgiving they all got together and actually had a good time The astrologers say his chart is a Grand Trine He lived in a Sixties rural commune in Colorado, worked on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, and has practiced custom woodworking at Heartwood Cooperative Woodshop in Berkeley, CA for over 35 years He is chairman of West Berkeley Artisans and Industrial Companies, promoting arts and industries in the manufacturing zone to the dismay of gentrifying developers, and has served as a Berkeley planning commissioner to the consternation of some elected officials He is a fixture on the committee organizing the annual Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow He has a degree in Comparative Literature from CCNY CUNY and is a longtime board member of PEN Oakland and PEN USA.John s books HISTORY For All The People Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America PM Press, 2009 History of Work Cooperation in America, 1980 History of Collectivity in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1982 It is indeed inspiring to be reminded by Curl s new book For All The People of the noble history of cooperative work in the United States Howard Zinn MEMOIR of the 1960s commune movement Memories of Drop City The First Hippie Commune and the Summer of Love 2007 With this compelling evocation and portrayal of breathing people in Memories of Drop City, John Curl unpacks the boxed lunch myth of America s alternative lifestyle Sixties, and restores the day to day flavor of a deeply fabled era still key to understanding the way we live and don t live now Al Young Curl s characters in Memories of Drop City aspire to be 100 years ahead of the rest of us, but he shows, through his highly crafted and brilliant novelistic memoir, that they succumb to the same social flaws as the rest of us This might be the most balanced memoir or novel yet published about the Sixties Ishmael ReedTRANSLATION Ancient American Poets 2006 reveals the very beginnings of American poetry, through translations of work of three American Indian poets from the 1400s, and biographies of the poets Flower Songs by Nezahualcoyotl Nahuatl Aztec , The Songs of Dzitbalche by Ah Bam Yucatec Maya , and The Sacred Hymns of the Situa by Pachacuti Quechua Inca A radical vision of the indigenous world in the century before the Conquest.POETRY His poetry books include Scorched Birth 2004 , Columbus in the Bay of Pigs 1991 , and Decade the 1990s 1987 Tidal News 1982 Cosmic Athletics 1980 Ride the Wind, 1979 The San Francisco General Strike 1978 Insurrection Resurrection 1975 Commu 1 1971 Change Tears 1967 Scorched Birth is a book of wonders Jack Hirschman A Master Poet who uses language in a remarkable, innovative way, he gives us information on contradictions in the evolving state of human consciousness Mary Rudge His is the wholistic vision of Whitman, a hologram of fragments each of which mirrors the inner harmonies as they leap out at you, all like circuits wired to some luminous inner board Art Goodtimes The procreative force, the cosmic sensibility, the oracular insight Curl brings to the reader is constantly astonishing Roger Taos Pages of truth It will be hard for me to live each day without quoting from Columbus in the Bay of Pigs Dennis Banks THEATER His play The Trial of Christopher Columbus produced by the PEN Oakland Writers Theater in Berkeley 2009 DEOS The Heights of Hungry Coyote 1990 The Columbus Invasion 1991.

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