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.


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