New translation of The Popol Vuh!

The Popol Vuh is one of the great indigenous myths of the Americas. It’s an astonishing story where the world is born of divine conversation, where creation is ongoing, where brothers go on an epic quest to reckon with death itself, where our ultimate purpose as human being is to recall with gratitude the names of those who made us, and where the climax of the story is the first day dawning, so that Time, as we know it can begin.

This translation project is something I have been working on for a solid decade now – my goal was to make a lucid version that really sings, the first verse translation in English – and thanks to Milkweed Editions, (and their new Seedbank Series), it is now a beautiful book that you can hold in your hand.