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.

The Shadowgraph

Poems
By James Cihlar

In The Shadowgraph James Cihlar explores the ways images, performances, and memories shape and inform LGBTQ+ identity.

Subjects: Poetry

Crosscut

Poems
By Sean Prentiss

In this memoir-in-poems, Prentiss shares a music most of us will never experience, set to tools swung and sharpened, backdropped by rain and snow and sun, as individuals transform into crew.

Subjects: Poetry

to cleave

poems
By Barbara Rockman

In this stunning collection Rockman explores the themes of aging; our relationships to our bodies; marriage; and the surprises, griefs, and joys of motherhood.

Subjects: Poetry

The Music of Her Rivers

Poems
By Renny Golden

“Her rivers are urgent witnesses; her rivers sing truths, shimmer in the darkness. Here are songs pure as water to nourish and cleanse us in the season of lies.”—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street

Subjects: Poetry

The News as Usual

Poems
By Jon Kelly Yenser

The News as Usual showcases the work of a gifted poet who employs language at its richest.

Subjects: Poetry

After Party

Poems
By Noah Blaustein

By turns funny and heartbreaking, flirtatious and frank, Blaustein never lets his aggravation or confusion overwhelm his sense of gratitude for the life he leads and those he loves.

Subjects: Poetry

The Handyman's Guide to End Times

Poems
By Juan J. Morales

In Morales’s newest collection, an imagined zombie apocalypse intertwines with personal narrative.

Subjects: Poetry

Gather the Night

Poems
By Katherine DiBella Seluja

These poems grieve for a world of the lost while extending solace to those who remain and remember.

Subjects: Poetry

A Song of Dismantling

Poems
By Fernando Pérez

In this dynamic debut collection, Fernando Pérez employs lyric and nonce forms to interrogate identity politics and piece together a complex family history.

Subjects: Poetry

Rain Scald

Poems
By Tacey M. Atsitty

In this innovative debut collection, Tacey M. Atsitty employs traditional, lyric, and experimental verse to create an intricate landscape she invites readers to explore.

Subjects: Poetry

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