Poetry

Closing the Hotel Kitchen

By Robert Bohm

Untouched by nostalgia or baby-boomer sentimentality, these poems offer a searing, visceral look at the narrator's attempts to find hints of coherence within a violent world unexplained by his inherited Christianity or his family's patriotism.

Subjects: Poetry

Selected Poems of Gabriela Mistral

Translated by Ursula K. Le Guin
Translated by Ursula K. Le Guin

The breadth and depth of Nobel laureate Gabriela Mistral's poetry is passionately translated to English by Le Guin in this landmark bilingual edition.

Spirit Birds They Told Me

By Mary Oishi

"This beautiful collection of poetry is a powerful work of conscience, a telling of 'the truest stories ever told' about how injustice wounds-and how those who survive can learn the secrets of dreaming the world anew. Mary Oishi has given us the perfect book for this moment in history."-Demetria Martinez, author of Mother Tongue and Confessions of a Berlitz-Tape Chicana

Subjects: Poetry

This Business of Wisdom

By Lauren Camp

With sometimes playful, often painted language, the author draws upon nature, music, dreams and current events to illustrate how to gain one's place in the world.

Subjects: Poetry

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

Astonishing Light

Conversations I Never Had with Patrociño Barela
By E. Mares

E. A. Mares never crossed paths with the great New Mexico sculptor, but the conversations he imagines with the gifted Taos artist attempt to capture the genius, the isolation, and the tragedy of Patrociño Barela while revealing the ability of the human spirit to triumph over adversity.

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.

America the Beautiful

Last Poems
By Paula Allen

Written in the last decade of Paula Gunn Allen's life, these poem's capture the ingenious voice of this beloved Native American poet and critic.

Walking Backwards

New Poems
By Shirley Geok-lin Lim

Orbiting the globe, this collection of poems narrates encounters in a transnational American's circuit.

Subjects: PoetryWomen

Yes, We Are Still Dancing

By Susan AmstaterConnie DillmanJacquelyn Spier

A collaboration by three women, this book, through painting and poetry, shares the richness of their lives and gives a voice to all generational women.

Subjects: ArtPoetry

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