Edgar Garcia

Edgar Garcia is the author of Skins of Columbus: A Dream Ethnography (Fence Books, 2019); Signs of the Americas: A Poetics of Pictography, Hieroglyphs, and Khipu (University of Chicago Press, 2020); and, in collaboration with visual artist Eamon Ore-Giron, Infinite Regress (Bom Dia Books, 2020). He recently finished a collection of essays on the K’iche’ Maya story of creation, the Popol Vuh, titled Emergency: Reading the Popol Vuh in a Time of Crisis (forthcoming, University of Chicago Press, 2021). He is currently working on books about risk analysis (especially divination) in scenes of migration and another book about Atlantis as a core mytheme for climate crisis, as well as a translation of the Cantares Mexicanos. He teaches in the departments of English and Creative Writing at the University of Chicago.

Photo by Ben C. Solomon.