University of New Mexico Press

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

Velroy and the Madischie Mafia

Poems
By Sy Hoahwah

Hoahwah relays this story with a distinctive narrative flair, honed syntax, wild imagery, and a splash of lyricism.

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

Momentous Inconclusions

The Life and Work of Larry Eigner
Edited by Jennifer BartlettGeorge Hart

The essays in this collection examine the breadth of Eigner’s interests and influence, considering issues pertaining to ecopoetics, race and ethnicity, disability, technology, media, soundscapes, phenomenology, and popular culture.

Colonial Kinship

Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay
By Shawn Michael Austin

In Colonial Kinship: Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay, historian Shawn Michael Austin traces the history of conquest and colonization in Paraguay during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The Conquest of the Desert

Argentina’s Indigenous Peoples and the Battle for History
Edited by Carolyne R. Larson

This collection explores issues of settler colonialism, Indigenous-state relations, genocide, borderlands, and Indigenous cultures and land rights through essays that reexamine one of Argentina’s most important historical periods.

The House of the Cylinder Jars

Room 28 in Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon
Edited by Patricia L. Crown

The House of the Cylinder Jars documents the re-excavation of Room 28, and places it within the context of other rooms at Pueblo Bonito, and describes the ritual termination by fire of the materials stored in the room.

Subjects: Archaeology

Joaquín Ortega

Forging Pan-Americanism at the University of New Mexico
By Russ Davidson

In this important work Russ Davidson presents the first biography of Joaquín Ortega, introducing readers to Ortega’s life and work at the University of New Mexico as well as his close relationship with then UNM president James Zimmerman and other major figures.

Richard S. Buswell

Fifty Years of Photography
By Richard S. Buswell

The photographs in Richard S. Buswell: Fifty Years of Photography illustrate the range and variety of his work from his earliest days to his most recent projects.

Postmodernism of Resistance in Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction and Poetry

By J. Agustín Pastén B.

Postmodernism of Resistance in Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction and Poetry examines the ways in which Bolaño employs a type of literary aesthetics that subverts traits traditionally associated with postmodernism.

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