Buffalo Cactus and Other New Stories from the Southwest
296 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:15 Mar 2018

Buffalo Cactus and Other New Stories from the Southwest

University of New Mexico Press

Revealing the Southwest as home to some of the most entertaining writers in twenty-first century fiction, this collection features a wonderfully diverse array of authors, including Alberto Álvaro Ríos, Ron Carlson, José Skinner, Tacey M. Atsitty, and Kirstin Valdez Quade.

These are tales of mystery, joy, desperation, hope, insanity, and queries about the universe--all sharing a Southwestern theme.'--Rosanne Boyett, Cibola Citizen
An intense, arresting anthology.'--Roundup
A great compilation of stories from our region.'--Las Vegas Weekly
D. Seth Horton and Brett Garcia Myhren have once again proven that the Southwest produces much of our best contemporary fiction. This anthology of new and established writers serves as a testament to that storied tradition.'--Justin St. Germain, author of Son of a Gun: A Memoir
Distinctive stories, culled from the nation's best literary journals and magazines over the previous three years. . . . The stories create a provocative conversation about the way life is lived now in the Southwest and how our increasingly homogeneous culture is still powerfully shaped by the history, environment, and mythology of place.'--K. L. Cook, author of The Girl from Charnelle: A Novel
D. Seth Horton is the editor or coeditor of five previous collections of western short stories, most recently Road to Nowhere and Other New Stories from the Southwest (UNM Press). Brett Garcia Myhren, coeditor of Road to Nowhere and Other New Stories from the Southwest (UNM Press), teaches at Saddleback College.

Brett Garcia Myhren, Introduction

Alberto Álvaro Ríos, Ten Seconds in Two Lives
From New Letters
Daniel Hamilton, The Decline of the American Bison
From Nimrod International Journal
Sierra Bellows, Buffalo Cactus
From Gulf Coast
Ron Carlson, The Splinter
From the Mississippi Review
Alex Espinoza, The Men We Used to Be
From the Virginia Quarterly Review
Judy Troy, Lugar Tranquilo
From Epoch
Robert Rosenberg, Circus Circus
From the Cimarron Review
Jill Kato, The Bullet of a Gun
From the Threepenny Review
José Skinner, Looking Out
From Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices
Matthew Blumenthal, Drownproofing
From the Southern Review
Toni Jensen, In the Time of Rocks
From Ecotone
Robin Romm, Adulthood
From Gulf Coast
R.T. Jamison, Forty Days in the Desert
From the Kenyon Review
Tacey M. Atsitty, To the Whirlwinds
From Prairie Schooner
Jennifer Bowen Hicks, Old News, Unverified
From the Iowa Review
Corey Campbell, Ocean-Friendly Cuisine
From the Colorado Review
Kelsie Hahn, What My Daughter Is Holding
From the Southeast Review
Alex Wilson, Fence
From the Southwest Review
Victor Lodato, Jack, July
From the New Yorker
Brock Clarke, The Grand Canyon
From Ecotone
Kirstin Valdez Quade, Ordinary Sins
From the New Yorker

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