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.

Blood Desert

Witnesses, 1820-1880
By Renny Golden

In narrative poems that take us back to New Mexico during the nineteenth century, Renny Golden resurrects the spirits of native people and of those who came West.

Subjects: SouthwestPoetry

Bolitas de Oro

Poems of My Marble-Playing Days
By Nasario García

These vivid memories of the poet's life in rural New Mexico in the 50s were written first in Spanish then translated to English.

How Shadows Are Bundled

By Anne Valley-Fox

An extraordinarily rich collection of poems, many of which explore what C.G. Jung referred to as the "shadow", that dark, usually hidden part of each of us.

Subjects: Poetry

¿de Veras?

Young Voices from the National Hispanic Cultural Center
Edited by Mikaela Jae RenzShelle VanEtten-Luaces

A collection of poetry, stories, and essays by New Mexico teens who have been part of the Voces creative writing program.

Subjects: SouthwestPoetry

A Poetry of Remembrance

New and Rejected Works
By Levi Romero

Levi Romero recalls the tradiciones of life in northern New Mexico--a way of life seldom represented in American poetry.

A Bigger Boat

The Unlikely Success of the Albuquerque Poetry Slam Scene
Edited by Susan McAllisterDon McIverMikaela Jae RenzDaniel Solis

Exciting words by talented poets who have made Albuquerque's poetry slams so successful.

Subjects: Poetry

Map of the Lost

By Miriam Sagan

Sagan charts the exploration of the soul on this home called planet earth.

Subjects: Poetry

Derivative of the Moving Image

By Jennifer Bartlett

Translucent with humane insight, Bartlett's poetry embodies an intense awareness of what it takes to prevail over life's misfortunes.

Subjects: Poetry

Broken and Reset

Selected Poems 1966 to 2006
By V. B. Price

These poems reveal Price's healing from the crippling traps of childhood and the rejection of the conformity required by modern American life.

Subjects: Poetry

CrashBoomLove

A Novel in Verse
By Juan Felipe Herrera

In this novel in verse--unprecedented in Chicano literature--renowned poet Juan Felipe Herrera illuminates the soul of a generation. Drawn from his own life as well as a lifetime of dedication to young people, CrashBoomLove helps readers understand what it is to be a teen, a migrant worker, and a boy wanting to be a boy.

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