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Red Earth: Poems of New Mexico

Alice Corbin
Edited by Lois Palken Rudnick
Edited by Ellen Zieselman

Alice Corbin (1881–1949) was part of an inner circle of writers and artists on the national scene in the early twentieth century. Corbin lived and worked as a writer in Chicago prior to moving to New Mexico for health reasons. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Corbin was a frequent contributor to publications including the Chicago Tribune and the Saturday Evening Post and worked as assistant editor at Poetry: A Magazine of Verse (a publication still in existence). Corbin published several works of poetry in her lifetime. Red Earth: Poems of New Mexico, originally published in 1920 and long unavailable, was a radical book for its time, drawing on poetic techniques of Native American myths and Hispanic culture. This new edition includes a biographical sketch of Corbin’s life and contributions to art and culture. It is illustrated with twenty-nine masterworks, including works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Andrew Dasburg, and Alfred Stieglitz, from the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe.


Lois Palken Rudnick is the author and editor of numerous books including Cady Wells and Southwestern Modernism and Mabel Dodge Luhan: New Woman, New Worlds.

Ellen Zieselman is a curator of education at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.


"In addition to giving modern readers an opportunity to discover Corbin's poetry, the book pairs the twenty-five poems with paintings and photographs selected from the Museum of Fine Arts (Museum of New Mexico) permanent collections."


Albuquerque Journal

Published By Museum of New Mexico Press

6.5 x 9.25 in. 112 pages 29 color plates