Editor's Preface THE LIFE Written with Alvaro Estrada The Chants The Folkways Chant From The 1970 Session: Three Excerpts From The Mushroom Velada: Three Excerpts COMMENTARIES & DERIVATIONS Introduction to The Life of Maria Sabina Alvaro Estrada From Teo-Nanacatl: The Mushroom Agape The Uniqueness of Maria Sabina Henry Munn Maria Sabina in Mexico City Homero Aridjis From Fast Speaking Woman Anne Waldman Fast Speaking Woman & the Dakini Principle Anne Waldman The Little Saint of Huautla Jerome Rothenberg The Poet Speaks, the Mountain Sings ... Juan Gregorio Regino The Song Begins Juan Gregorio Regino Selected Bibliography Source Notes and Acknowledgments
An internationally known poet and one of the world's leading anthologists, Jerome Rothenberg has written over seventy books of poetry and criticism, and has edited nine groundbreaking anthologies of experimental and traditional poetry, including Technicians of the Sacred (California, 1985). He is Professor Emeritus of visual arts and literature at the University of California, San Diego.
"Ethnopoetic theorist and poet Rothenberg [presents] a compelling discussion of Sabina's complex understanding of the mushroom's healing language. Magic and Poetry intersect in her worldview."--"Booklist"