Established in 1929, the University of New Mexico Press publishes creative works and scholarship in several disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, indigenous studies, Native studies, Latin American studies, art, architecture, and the history, literature, ecology, and cultures of the American West. UNM Press is the largest publisher in New Mexico and seeks to represent the culture, history, and stories of the Southwest.
The Book of Dialogue
How to Write Effective Conversation in Fiction, Screenplays, Drama, and Poetry
The Book of Dialogue is an invaluable resource for writers and students of narrative seeking to master the art of effective dialogue.
Ho! For Wonderland
Travelers' Accounts of Yellowstone, 1872-1914
These stories by early Yellowstone Park visitors helped propel the popularity of this American wonderland.
The Book of Forms
A Handbook of Poetics, Fifth Edition
Filled with both common and rarely heard of forms and prosodies, Turco's engaging style and apt examples invite writers to try their hands at exploring forms in ways that challenge and enrich their work.
The Book of Literary Terms
The Genres of Fiction, Drama, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism, and Scholarship, Second Edition
Chapters covering fiction, drama, nonfiction, and literary criticism and scholarship offer readers a comprehensive guide to all forms of prose and their many sub-genres.
Where the Ox Does Not Plow
A Mexican American Ballad
Manuel Peña chronicles his transformative journey from migrant worker to academia in twenty-six poignant life episodes.
The Geologic History of O'Keeffe Country
With stunning photographs, timelines, and a regional geologic map, noted geologist Kirt Kempter explains the geologic story and landscape evolution of the region for travelers, hikers, and armchair geologists.
In Feel Puma, Ray Gonzalez traces his love of reading, philosophy, and learning with poems constantly in conversation--with each other, with texts by other writers and the writers themselves, with world history and his personal history and people he has encountered.
In Grief Land Carrie Shipers explores the paradoxical nature of bereavement as both a universal human experience and an intensely personal one.
Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland
This collection of both deeply personal reflections and carefully researched studies explores the New Mexico homeland through the experiences and perspectives of Chicanx and indigenous/Genízaro writers and scholars from across the state.
The Complete Facsimile in Context
Conceived in 1976 and published in 1980, LEGEND exemplifies the political and linguistic commitments of then-nascent Language writing.
A Black Physician's Struggle for Civil Rights
Edward C. Mazique, M.D.
Biography of Edward Mazique, respected physician, contemporary of Martin Luther King, Jr., and influential Civil Rights activist in Washington, D.C.
Charlie Siringo's West
An Interpretive Biography
The colorful life of Charlie Siringo and the image of the American West he helped to create.
The King of Taos
Max Evans, the beloved New Mexican writer of such enduring classics of Western fiction as The Rounders and The Hi-Lo Country, returns to form with The King of Taos.
Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein's L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E
The Complete Facsimile
Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein's L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E: The Complete Facsimile makes available in print all twelve of the newsletter's original issues along with three supplementary issues.
In the Bear's House
In these engaging writings Momaday shares his personal quest to understand the spirit of wilderness embodied in the image of Bear.
Frontier Cavalry Trooper
The Letters of Private Eddie Matthews, 1869–1874
Private William Edward Matthews letters, published here for the first time, provide an unparalleled chronicle of one soldier's experiences in the garrison and in the field in the post-Civil War Southwest.
Shakespeare in Montana
Big Sky Country’s Love Affair with the World’s Most Famous Writer
Tracing more than two centuries of history, Shakespeare in Montana uncovers a vast array of different voices that capture the state's love affair with the world's most famous writer.
With This Root about My Person
Charles H. Long and New Directions in the Study of Religion
Charles H. Long's groundbreaking works on Africana religious studies serve as the backdrop to With This Root about My Person.
From the Galleons to the Highlands
Slave Trade Routes in the Spanish Americas
Students and scholars will find the comprehensive study and analysis in From the Galleons to the Highlands invaluable in examining the study of the slave trade to colonial Spanish America.
Ladina Social Activism in Guatemala City, 1871-1954
In this groundbreaking new study on ladinas in Guatemala City, Patricia Harms contests the virtual erasure of women from the country's national memory and its historical consciousness.
Prizefighting and Civilization
A Cultural History of Boxing, Race, and Masculinity in Mexico and Cuba, 1840-1940
In Prizefighting and Civilization: A Cultural History of Boxing, Race, and Masculinity in Mexico and Cuba, 1840-1940, historian David C. LaFevor traces the history of pugilism in Mexico and Cuba from its controversial beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century through its exponential rise in popularity during the early twentieth century.
Walling In and Walling Out
Why Are We Building New Barriers to Divide Us?
The contributors to this volume illuminate the roles and uses of walls around the world--in contexts ranging from historic neighborhoods to contemporary national borders.
The Archaeology of Burning Man
The Rise and Fall of Black Rock City
For nearly a decade Carolyn L. White has employed archaeological methods to analyze the various aspects of life and community in and around Burning Man and Black Rock City.
Wrenched from the Land
Activists Inspired by Edward Abbey
The activists featured in this book are inspired by the late Edward Abbey, one of America's uncompromising and irascible defenders of wilderness.
A Troubled Marriage
Indigenous Elites of the Colonial Americas
A Troubled Marriage describes the lives of native leaders whose resilience and creativity allowed them to survive and prosper in the traumatic era of European conquest and colonial rule.
Riding Shotgun with Norman Wallace
Rephotographing the Arizona Landscape
In Riding Shotgun with Norman Wallace, award-winning geographer William Wyckoff celebrates the photographic legacy of Norman Grant Wallace, whose work as an Arizona highway engineer during the first half of the twentieth century afforded him the opportunity to survey every corner of the Grand Canyon State.
How Jack Johnson Kept His Heavyweight Title and Put Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the Map
In Crazy Fourth Toby Smith tells the story of how the African American boxer Jack Johnson--the bombastic and larger-than-life reigning world heavyweight champion--met Jim Flynn on the Fourth of July in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
A Hundred Little Pieces on the End of the World
Through these ten essays, each further broken into ten smaller pieces, Rember examines the practical and ethical dilemmas of climate change, population, resource depletion, and mass extinction.
In The Shadowgraph James Cihlar explores the ways images, performances, and memories shape and inform LGBTQ+ identity.
"Once in a great while, a miracle of a book comes along, a gift that both touches the heart and engages the mind. Reservation Restless is such a book."--Anne Hillerman, New York Times best-selling author of Rock with Wings and The Tale Teller
Same Players, Different Game
An Examination of the Commercial College Athletics Industry
In this thought-provoking new book, John C. Barnes examines the contemporary state of commercial college athletics as a guide for current and potential administrators, coaches, regents, and others involved in collegiate athletic operations and decision-making.
Twenty Years of Creative Nonfiction
To celebrate twenty years of introducing talented new writers to readers and publishing great nonfiction, the founding editors, Joe Mackall and Daniel W. Lehman, have selected their all-time favorite essays published in River Teeth in this stunning collection.
Try to Get Lost
Essays on Travel and Place
"Try to Get Lost is a bold, engaging disquisition on the perils and promises of travel: both cranky and wise, worldly and cultivated, humorous and rueful, its every sentence sparkles. All in all, it is thoroughly entertaining, a sophisticated pleasure."--Phillip Lopate, author of A Mother's Tale
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.
Re-creating the Circle
The Renewal of American Indian Self-Determination
A collaboration between Native activists, professionals, and scholars, Re-Creating the Circle brings a new perspective to the American Indian struggle for self-determination.
Heroes of the Borderlands
The Western in Mexican Film, Comics, and Music
Christopher Conway's lavishly illustrated Heroes of the Borderlands tells the surprising story of the Mexican Western for the first time, exploring how Mexican authors and artists reimagined US film and comic book Westerns to address Mexican politics and culture.
The Making of Modern Popular Culture in Argentina and Uruguay
In this expansive and engaging narrative William Acree guides readers through the deep history of popular entertainment before turning to circus culture and rural dramas that celebrated the countryside on stage.
Victory on Earth or in Heaven
Mexico's Religionero Rebellion
This work reconstructs the history of Mexico's forgotten "Religionero" rebellion of 1873-1877, an armed Catholic challenge to the government of Sebastián Lerdo de Tejada.
The Mapuche, Bandits, and State Formation in Nineteenth-Century Chile
Contested Nation argues that with Chilean independence, Araucanía--because of its status as a separate nation-state--became essential to the territorial integrity of the new Chilean Republic.
Ethnogenesis, Place, and Identity in New Mexico
Nación Genízara examines the history, cultural evolution, and survival of the Genízaro people.
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