IN PERSON - Jeannette L. Clariond and translator Samantha Schnee - GODDESSES OF WATER

Monday, March 13, 2023 - 6:30pm
Brazos Bookstore--
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Brazos Bookstore will host Jeannette L. Clariond and translator Samantha Schnee in person on Monday, March 13 at 6:30pm.

Jeannette L. Clariond’s book-length epic, GODDESSES OF WATER, draws upon Mesoamerican cosmogony to lament the present-day epidemic of femicides in Mexico. Clariond’s sixth book in English translation reconstructs the myth of the moon goddess Coyolxauhqui, employing the lyricism of Nahuatl philosophy and investigating gender construction and fluidity in Aztec mythology. Printed in a bilingual edition, the cycle of poems is accompanied by a glossary of the Nahuatl words and Aztec concepts critical to its comprehension. In Samantha Schnee’s keen and urgent translation, this collection of poems presents a surprising window on an invisible war waged against thousands of Mexican women. Clariond astounds us with her ability to painstakingly analyze a phenomenon that has drawn attention around the globe.

Jeannette L. Clariond is the author of fifteen collections of poetry, six of which have been translated into English. Her poetry has also been translated into Italian, Arabic, French, Romanian and Portuguese. She has translated the complete works of Elizabeth Bishop and Primo Levi into Spanish and is the founding editor of Vaso Roto, a Spanish-language publisher of world poetry based in Mexico.

Samantha Schnee is the founding editor of Words Without Borders. Her translation of Carmen Boullosa’s El libro de Eva, a finalist for the Mario Vargas Llosa Biennial Novel Prize, will be published by Deep Vellum in 2023.

Goddesses of Water By Jeannette L. Clariond, Samantha Schnee (Translator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781954218062
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: World Poetry Books - September 15th, 2022