Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series

Hilda Raz, Series Editor

The Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry Series publishes two to four books a year that engage and give voice to the realities of living, working, and experiencing the West and the Border as places and as metaphors. The purpose of the series is to expand access to, and the audience for, quality poetry, both single volumes and anthologies, that can be used for general reading as well as in classrooms.

Reflections through the Convex Mirror of Time / Reflexiones tras el Espejo Convexo del Tiempo

Poems in Remembrance of the Spanish Civil War / Poemas en Recuerdo de la Guerra Civil Española
By E.A. Mares

In this poignant bilingual collection, preeminent New Mexican poet E. A. “Tony” Mares posthumously shares his passionate journey into the broken heart and glimmering shadows of the Spanish Civil War, whose shock waves still resonate with the political upheavals of our own times.

Subjects: Poetry

The Gospel of Wildflowers and Weeds

Poems
By Orlando Ricardo Menes

The poems in The Gospel of Wildflowers and Weeds expand the sacred within a baroque, magical-realist poetics that immerses itself in the flora and fauna of the Caribbean and the region’s complex interplay of African, Judeo-Christian, and Taíno (Arawak) cultures.

Subjects: Poetry

Walking Uphill at Noon

Poems
By Jon Kelly Yenser

Walking Uphill at Noon showcases Yenser’s mastery of prosody and love of play.

Subjects: Poetry

The Loneliest Girl

Poems
By Kate Gale

In The Loneliest Girl, Kate Gale creates a powerful alternative narrative for Medusa and for all women who have carried guilt and shame—for being a woman, for not being enough, for being a victim.

Subjects: Poetry

origin story

poems
By Gary Jackson

origin story outlines a family history of distant sisters, grieving mothers and daughters, and alcoholic fathers.

Subjects: Poetry

Nowhere

Poems
By Katie Schmid

This brilliant debut collection offers cohesive trauma narratives and essential counter-narratives to addiction stories, and it consistently complicates the stories told by the world about so-called fatherless girls and the bodies of women.

Subjects: Poetry

Ancestral Demon of a Grieving Bride

Poems
By Sy Hoahwah

Fierce, visceral, sometimes funny, and wholly original, Hoahwah’s poems will linger in a reader’s dreams long after she’s closed the book.

Subjects: Poetry

The Definition of Empty

Poems
By Bill O'Neill

The Definition of Empty is the story of a dedicated advocate trying to help adolescents facing incarceration and newly released parolees navigate imperfect and seemingly indifferent legal systems and societies.

Subjects: Poetry

Feel Puma

Poems
By Ray Gonzalez

In Feel Puma, Ray Gonzalez traces his love of reading, philosophy, and learning with poems constantly in conversation—with each other, with texts by other writers and the writers themselves, with world history and his personal history and people he has encountered.

Subjects: Poetry

Grief Land

Poems
By Carrie Shipers

In Grief Land Carrie Shipers explores the paradoxical nature of bereavement as both a universal human experience and an intensely personal one.

Subjects: Poetry

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