Join Milkweed Editions in celebrating the launch of Michael Bazzett's translation of the Mayan creation epic, The Popol Vuh. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for mingling and cocktails, and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. After a reading from The Popol Vuh, Bazzett will be joined in conversation by poet and essayist Michael Kleber-Diggs. A book signing will follow. LEARN MORE
6:30 pm | Reception
7:00 pm | Program
8:00 pm | Book Signing
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The K’iche’ creation myth of The Popol Vuh is thousands of years old, one of the only epics indigenous to the Americas. By turns poetic and lucid, sinuous and accessible, this verse translation—the first of its kind—breathes new life into an essential tale.
Michael Bazzett is the author of You Must Remember This, which received the 2014 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, and The Interrogation. His poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Ploughshares, The Sun, and Best New Poets. He is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and lives in Minneapolis.