Ancient American Poets

John Curl


Translated and compiled by John Curl.

A survey of indigenous poetry that focuses on works by three Amerindian poets—“The Flower Songs by Nezahualcoyotl” (Aztec), “The Songs of Dzitbalche” by Ah Bam (Yucatec Maya), and “The Sacred Hymns of Pachacuti” (Inca)—followed by biographies and commentaries on the poets and their times. Each poem is presented in its original language and in English translation.

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