University of Oklahoma
780 Van Vleet Oval
Kaufman Hall, Room 105
Norman, OK 73019-4037
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.