Humberto Ak’abal


Humberto Ak’abal with translator Paul M. Worley

Humberto Ak’abal (1952-2019, Momostenango, Guatemala) is perhaps the best known Maya K’iche’ poet in Guatemala and beyond. Renowned for his innovative use of poetic devices such as onomatopoeia and for his energetic public performances, until the end of his life he was loyal to his community and to Indigenous movements throughout Abya Yala.


  • Humberto Ak’abal
    It is a tremendous honor to publish these poems by the Maya poets Humberto Ak’abal and Negma Coy, two of the participants at the V Encuentro Continental Intercultural de Literaturas Amerindias (EILA)...

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