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TIH 132: David Bowles on Mexican-American Folklore, Southern Gothic, and Story Ideas

TIH 132 David Bowles on Mexican-American Folklore, Southern Gothic, and Story Ideas

In this podcast David Bowles talks about Mexican-American folklore, southern gothic, story ideas, and much more.

About David Bowles

David Bowles is a Mexican-American author, poet and translator from South Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. In 2016, his YA fantasy novel The Smoking Mirror was selected as a Pura Belpré Honor Book by the American Library Association, and his collection of Mesoamerican verse Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry won the 2014 Soeurette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translation. Bowles is author of several other books, including Border Lore, Shattering and Bricolage, Mexican Bestiary, and The Seed.

Show notes

  • [04:10] Interview start/juxtaposition of Southern American and Mexican-American roots
  • [23:35] Starting point for Mexican-American folktales
  • [30:40] Television series/exercise and story ideas
  • [01:06:00] Epiphany with regards nutrition and diet
  • [01:17:30] Being the odd one out in the family

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