In Company: An Anthology of New Mexico Poets After 1960

Edited by Lee Bartlett
Edited by Dianne Edwards
Edited by V. B. Price

This collection brings together for the first time three generations of poets associated with New Mexico, representing a variety of styles and personalities. The first group--beginning with the distinguished East Coast emigre to Santa Fe Witter Bynner and ending with the New Mexico-born MacArthur fellow Jay Wright--came into their maturities by the 1960s. This era's distinguished roster includes such figures as Charles Tomlinson, Robert Creeley, Nathaniel Tarn, and Simon Ortiz. The second group, including nationally known figures like Joy Harjo, Jimmy Santiago Baca, N. Scott Momaday, and Arthur Sze, became famous in the 1970s and 1980s. The third group, dating mostly to the 1990s, includes some writers familiar only to audiences who frequent coffee houses and poetry slams, as well as authors whose names are familiar both nationally and regionally, among them Demetria Martinez and Kate Horsley.

V. B. Price is general editor of the Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry series. All three editors of In Company are poets.


Lee Bartlett teaches English at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Dianne Edenfield Edwards resides in Corrales, New Mexico.

V. B. Price is an award-winning Albuquerque journalist, poet, novelist, and teacher.


"Clarity and care are apparent in the editing of In Company. . . this book is an absolute must for poetry aficionados and for any readers needing a reference for contemporary poetry of the Southwest. Most importantly, it's for those who simply read poetry for total and complete enjoyment."


Crosswinds Weekly, Albuquerque

"It's an anthology worth reading."


Southwest BookViews

"Whether you're a native or an interloper, the voices in this volume will make you feel at home."


High Country News

6.125 x 9.25 in. 568 pages 3 illustrations