Commentaries - June 2018

Live at the Berlin Poetry festival

photo by Susan Bee
My reading at the Berlin Poetry Festival on May 25, 2018, opening poems of first night:
“Ballad Laid Bare (By its Devices Even)” (11:59): MP3 and text (from Critical Inquiry blog)
“Our United Fates” (4:52): MP3 and text (from The A-Line)
short video clip of the reading by Andrea Boegner:  MP4
Full reading (16:52): MP3

Both poems forthcoming in Near/MissRecordings by Mathias Traxler

Toward a poetry and poetics of the Americas (10): The birth of the war god (Aztec)

Bas-relief of Coyolchauhqui, from Templo Mayor, Tenochtitlan
Bas-relief of Coyolchauhqui, sister of Huitzilopochtli, from Templo Mayor, Tenochtitlan

SOURCE. English working by Jerome Rothenberg after Spanish prose version in Ángel María Garibay’s Epica Náhuatl, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1945.

                        old Coatlicue snake woman

            ’s sweeping up

a feather falleth on her