Essays

MINE

Essays
By Sarah Viren

Mining her own life and those of others, Sarah Viren considers the contingencies of ownership alongside the realities of loss in this debut essay collection.

Subjects: EssaysLiterature

Letters Like the Day

On Reading Georgia O'Keeffe
By Jennifer Sinor

Taking O’Keeffe’s letters as a touchstone, Sinor experiments with the limits of language using the same aesthetic that drove O’Keeffe’s art.

Subjects: EssaysLiterature

The Girls in My Town

Essays
By Angela Morales

The Girls in My Town creates an unforgettable portrait of a family in Los Angeles. Reaching back to her grandmother’s childhood and navigating through her own girlhood and on to the present, Angela Morales contemplates moments of loss and longing, truth and beauty, motherhood and daughterhood.

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The Great Taos Bank Robbery and Other True Stories

By Tony Hillerman
Photographs by Don Strel

This classic collection of nonfiction essays about life in New Mexico by the great Tony Hillerman remains a must read for anyone looking to understand the state's unique charm.

Nepantla

Essays from the Land in the Middle
By Pat Mora

Mora's insights on bilingualism, education, women, and family are sometimes barbed and always exact.

In the Shadow of Los Alamos

Selected Writings of Edith Warner
Edited by Patrick Burns

To read this book is to hear her own quiet voice, describing pueblo ceremonials, detailing the difficulties of life during the war years, and above all recording her own spiritual relationship with the New Mexico landscape.

Writing About Nature

A Creative Guide
Revised Edition
By John A. Murray

Originally published by the Sierra Club in 1995, this handbook covers genres, techniques, and publication issues for aspiring writers, scholars, and students who want to share their experiences in nature and the outdoors.

The River in Winter

New and Selected Essays
By Stanley Crawford

Crawford's thoughtful and witty essays explore his experiences as a farmer, activist, and observer in rural New Mexico. In his third nonfiction book he writes, among other topics, about the river which irrigates his land and the animals and plants which touch his life.

Dancing on the Stones

Selected Essays
By John Nichols

Writings that span more than thirty years and range from idyllic reflections on nature to unmerciful satires on impending Armageddon.

Earth's Mind

Essays in Native Literature
By Roger Dunsmore

Inspired by Chief Joseph's statement that "the Earth and myself are of one mind," Dunsmore studies the works of major Native writers and their connection with the natural world.

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