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Jose Treyo - Maya | Transparent

Jose Treyo - Maya | Transparent


Literary/Visual Art


See the "Meet the Artists" section for a link to the entire "Transparent" pdf.


Jose is a remnant of the Nahuatlacah oral tradition a tonalpouhque mexica, a commoner from the lowlands from a time and place that no longer exists.  Born in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, where he spent his childhood in the small rural pueblo of Tarimoró and wherefrom he immigrated in 1988. His inspirations include Netzahualcoyotl, Humberto Ak’abal, Ray A. Young Bear, James Welch and Juan Rulfo. Published in various journals/sites in the UK, US, Spain, India, Australia, Argentina, Germany and Venezuela.  Pushcart Prize nominee in 2015; awarded Tercer Premio from El Centro Canario Estudios Caribeños – El Atlántico – en el Certamen Internacional de Poesía “La calle que tú me das” 2016; New Rivers Press Many Voices Project Finalist 2018, 2020 Jack Straw Writers Fellow, with Visual Arts Exhibitions at Amador County Arts Council, Museum of Dead Words, and Main Street Arts; along, with several grants from arts organizations in California.  While in ceremony with Chololo medicine men in the Tule River Reservation he dreamt this written prophecy…










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