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.

América invertida

An Anthology of Emerging Uruguayan Poets
Edited by Jesse Lee Kercheval

América invertida presents Spanish poems and their English translations side by side to give readers an introduction to Uruguay’s vibrant literary scene.

The Woman Who Married a Bear

Poems
By Tiffany Midge

The Woman Who Married a Bear showcases the wholly individual voice of a talented poet.

Subjects: Poetry

Family Resemblances

Poems
By Carrie Shipers

The poems in Family Resemblances unfold in a series of overlapping narratives in which characters struggle with injury and healing, violence and fear, courage and forgiveness.

Subjects: Poetry

Heresies

Poems
By Orlando Ricardo Menes

The poems incorporate history, legend, and magical realism to create a cross-cultural baroque feeling.

Subjects: Poetry

Self-Portrait with Spurs and Sulfur

Poems
By Casey Thayer

Through persona poems and odes, the collection argues that the muddier the narrative, the closer the story gets to truth.

Subjects: Poetry

Crossing Over

Poems
By Priscilla Long

“Priscilla Long would take a bridge anywhere to reach her lost sister, and these poems are replete with bridges literal and metaphoric. In her quest and resolve, these words resonate from ‘Kaddish for Susanne’: ‘All praise to all that is.’”—Carole Simmons Oles, author of A Selected History of Her Heart: Poems

Subjects: Poetry

Report to the Department of the Interior

Poems
By Diane Glancy

Constructed as a series of reports to the Department of the Interior, these poems of grief, anger, defiance, and resistance focus on the oppressive educational system adopted by Indian boarding schools and the struggle Native Americans experienced to retain and honor traditional ways of life and culture.

Subjects: Poetry

The Arranged Marriage

Poems
By Jehanne Dubrow

“Jehanne Dubrow in her fifth book of poems tells us a story so compelling that we put down our tasks and turn to her voice.”—Hilda Raz, author of All Odd and Splendid

Subjects: Poetry

The Sky Is Shooting Blue Arrows

Poems
By Glenna Luschei
Edited by Noel Woodward

Celebrating life, travel, aging, and nature, this new book shines with Luschei’s view of the world.

Subjects: Poetry

A Selected History of Her Heart

Poems
By Carole Simmons Oles

“Through the lens of her singular and compelling life, Carole Simmons Oles guides us through our fractured, confused, violent century. At seventy, facing an increasingly fragile body, Oles crafts language that creates bonds—across cultures and tongues, across decades and oceans and continents. These powerhouse poems reach out generation to generation with generosity and compassion. These poems invite us in, offer food and drink and shelter.”—Peggy Shumaker, author of Gnawed Bones

Subjects: Poetry

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