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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.

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Expanding Authorship

Transformations in American Poetry since 1950

University of New Mexico Press

Expanding Authorship collects important essays by Peter Middleton that show the many ways in which, in a world of proliferating communications media, poetry-making is increasingly the work of agencies extending beyond that of a single, identifiable author.

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Native Peoples, Politics, and Society in Contemporary Paraguay

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

University of New Mexico Press

This unique collection of multidisciplinary essays explores recent developments in Paraguay over the course of the last thirty years since General Alfredo Stroessner fell from power in 1989.

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Circling the Canon, Volume II

The Selected Book Reviews of Marjorie Perloff, 1995–2017

University of New Mexico Press

Circling the Canon, Volume II focuses on the second half of Marjorie Perloff's prolific career, showcasing reviews from 1995 through her 2017 reconsiderations of Jonathan Culler's theory of the lyric and William Empson's classic Seven Types of Ambiguity.

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Circling the Canon, Volume I

The Selected Book Reviews of Marjorie Perloff, 1969–1994

University of New Mexico Press

Circling the Canon, Volume I covers roughly the first half of Perloff's career, beginning with her first ever review, on Anthony Hecht's The Hard Hours.

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The Art and Humor of John Trever

Fifty Years of Political Cartooning

University of New Mexico Press

The Art and Humor of John Trever: Fifty Years of Political Cartooning features the best, funniest, and most significant cartoons of Trever's career--showcasing his unique style, method, and voice--that captivated readers in New Mexico as well as readers throughout the United States through syndication.

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Crossing Borders

My Journey in Music

By Max Baca, with Craig Harris; Foreword by Daniel Sheehy
University of New Mexico Press

Baca's music grew out of the harsh life of the borderland, and the duality of borderland music--its keening beauty--remains a recurring theme in everything he does.

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A Bloody and Barbarous God

The Metaphysics of Cormac McCarthy

University of New Mexico Press

A Bloody and Barbarous God investigates the relationship between gnosticism and the perennial philosophy and how these traditions have influenced the later novels of Cormac McCarthy, namely, Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain, No Country for Old Men, and The Road.

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Public Waters

Lessons from Wyoming for the American West

University of New Mexico Press

Public Waters shows how, as popular hopes and dreams meet tough terrain, a central idea that has historically structured water management can guide water policy for Western states today.

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Religious Transformation in Maya Guatemala

Cultural Collapse and Christian Pentecostal Revitalization

Edited by John P. Hawkins
University of New Mexico Press

Drawing on over fifty years of research and data collected by field-school students, Hawkins argues that two factors--cultural collapse and systematic social and economic exclusion--explain the recent religious transformation of Maya Guatemala and the style and emotional intensity through which that transformation is expressed.

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Press, Power, and Culture in Imperial Brazil

University of New Mexico Press

Press, Power, and Culture in Imperial Brazil introduces recent Brazilian scholarship to English-language readers, providing fresh perspectives on newspaper and periodical culture in the Brazilian empire from 1822 to 1889.

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New Mexico Food Trails

A Road Tripper's Guide to Hot Chile, Cold Brews, and Classic Dishes from the Land of Enchantment

University of New Mexico Press

New Mexico Food Trails takes readers and road trippers on a tour of the state with their taste buds, through towns large and small, where cooks and chefs are putting their own spin on New Mexico's most famous ingredients and dishes.

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The Hi Lo Country, 60th Anniversary Edition

By Max Evans; Foreword by Johnny D. Boggs
University of New Mexico Press

At its heart, The Hi Lo Country is the story of the friendship between two men, their mutual love of a woman, and their allegiance to the harsh, dry, achingly beautiful New Mexico high-desert grassland.

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Overhaul

A Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops

University of New Mexico Press

In Overhaul, historians Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint present the largely forgotten story of Albuquerque's locomotive repair shops, which were the driving force behind the city's economy for more than seventy years.

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The Rock Cycle

Essays

University of New Mexico Press

In this collection of essays, Kevin Honold explores themes of history and its fading significance in modern American life.

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Send a Runner

A Navajo Honors the Long Walk

University of New Mexico Press

Both exhilarating and punishing, Send A Runner tells the story of a Navajo family using the power of running to honor their ancestors and the power of history to explain why the Long Walk happened.

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John P. Slough

The Forgotten Civil War General

University of New Mexico Press

Recounting Slough's timeless story of rise and fall during America's most tumultuous decades, historian Richard L. Miller brings to life this extraordinary figure.

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Doña Tules

Santa Fe's Courtesan and Gambler

University of New Mexico Press

Cook takes a new look at this notorious woman of 1840s Santa Fe.

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Field Guide to the Trees of the Gila Region of New Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

Field Guide to the Trees of the Gila Region of New Mexico is the definitive guide for field botanists, researchers, students, and avid nature lovers who wish to explore the natural history of native and introduced tree species across the Gila.

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Fortunate Son

Selected Essays from the Lone Star State

University of New Mexico Press, High Road Books

Rick Bass's Fortunate Son is a literary tour of the Lone Star State by a native Texan of exceptional talent.

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The Believer

Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack

University of New Mexico Press, High Road Books

The Believer reveals the life and work of a man who explored the deepest of scientific conundrums and further leads us to the hidden dimensions and alternate realities that captivated Mack until the end of his life.

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The Ecology of Herbal Medicine

A Guide to Plants and Living Landscapes of the American Southwest

University of New Mexico Press

The Ecology of Herbal Medicine introduces botanical medicine through an in-depth exploration of the land, presenting a unique guide to plants found across the American Southwest.

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The Gospel According to Billy the Kid

A Novel

University of New Mexico Press

Here is a tale of the old New Mexico territory, corrupt lawmen, honest ranchers, murder, betrayal, and the explosive events of the Lincoln County War that sent young Billy off seeking justice--and headed toward a bloody rendezvous with a sheriff hired to track him down.

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Writing the Novella

University of New Mexico Press

While the novella has existed as a distinct literary form for over four hundred years, Writing the Novella is the first craft book dedicated to creating this intermediate-length fiction.

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Hill of Beans

A Novel of War and Celluloid

University of New Mexico Press, High Road Books

Leslie Epstein's Hill of Beans is the story of how one nation, one industry, and in particular one man responded to the desperate hope of freedom in the Second World War.

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Velroy and the Madischie Mafia

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

Hoahwah relays this story with a distinctive narrative flair, honed syntax, wild imagery, and a splash of lyricism.

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Ancestral Demon of a Grieving Bride

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

Fierce, visceral, sometimes funny, and wholly original, Hoahwah's poems will linger in a reader's dreams long after she's closed the book.

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The Definition of Empty

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

The Definition of Empty is the story of a dedicated advocate trying to help adolescents facing incarceration and newly released parolees navigate imperfect and seemingly indifferent legal systems and societies.

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Duende de Burque

Alburquerque Poems and Musings

University of New Mexico Press

At its center, Duende de Burque is a love letter to Alburquerque and its surroundings--the Sandia Mountains, the Rio Grande Bosque, and all the people whose spirits fill these spaces.

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Words Like Love

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

With beauty and ease, Winder explores emotion and thought through the poems featured in this debut collection.

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Bosque

Poems

University of New Mexico Press

In her debut poetry collection, Bosque, Otero celebrates the importance of water and the bosque to the people of Albuquerque.

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Momentous Inconclusions

The Life and Work of Larry Eigner

University of New Mexico Press

The essays in this collection examine the breadth of Eigner's interests and influence, considering issues pertaining to ecopoetics, race and ethnicity, disability, technology, media, soundscapes, phenomenology, and popular culture.

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Gangs of the El Paso–Juárez Borderland

A History

University of New Mexico Press

This thought-provoking book examines gang history in the region encompassing West Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Northern Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Colonial Kinship

Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay

University of New Mexico Press

In Colonial Kinship: Guaraní, Spaniards, and Africans in Paraguay, historian Shawn Michael Austin traces the history of conquest and colonization in Paraguay during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

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Richard S. Buswell

Fifty Years of Photography

University of New Mexico Press

The photographs in Richard S. Buswell: Fifty Years of Photography illustrate the range and variety of his work from his earliest days to his most recent projects.

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Joaquín Ortega

Forging Pan-Americanism at the University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

In this important work Russ Davidson presents the first biography of Joaquín Ortega, introducing readers to Ortega's life and work at the University of New Mexico as well as his close relationship with then UNM president James Zimmerman and other major figures.

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Yours Presently

The Selected Letters of John Wieners

Edited by Michael Seth Stewart; Preface by Eileen Myles
University of New Mexico Press

The letters collected in this volume are greatly enhanced by Eileen Myles's preface and Stewart's thorough introduction, notes, and brief bios of the poets, writers, artists, and editors with whom Wieners corresponded.

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Postmodernism of Resistance in Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction and Poetry

University of New Mexico Press

Postmodernism of Resistance in Roberto Bolaño's Fiction and Poetry examines the ways in which Bolaño employs a type of literary aesthetics that subverts traits traditionally associated with postmodernism.

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The House of the Cylinder Jars

Room 28 in Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon

University of New Mexico Press

The House of the Cylinder Jars documents the re-excavation of Room 28, and places it within the context of other rooms at Pueblo Bonito, and describes the ritual termination by fire of the materials stored in the room.

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The Conquest of the Desert

Argentina’s Indigenous Peoples and the Battle for History

University of New Mexico Press

This collection explores issues of settler colonialism, Indigenous-state relations, genocide, borderlands, and Indigenous cultures and land rights through essays that reexamine one of Argentina's most important historical periods.

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The Whistleblower

Rooting for the Ref in the High-Stakes World of College Basketball

University of New Mexico Press

In this vivid portrait of one consummate professional at the top of his game, Katz pulls off an unbelievable feat in The Whistleblower--readers actually come to root for the ref.

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Archaeologies of Violence and Privilege

University of New Mexico Press

In Archaeologies of Violence and Privilege, archaeologists Christopher N. Matthews and Bradley D. Phillippi bring together a collection of authors who document the ways in which past social formations rested on violent acts and reproduced violent social and cultural structures.

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The Journal of James A. Brush

The Expedition and Military Operations of General Don Francisco Xavier Mina in Mexico, 1816–1817

University of New Mexico Press

Editors Karen Racine and Graham Lloyd provide extensive insight into the Mina expedition during the revolution of Mexican independence as captured in the journal of James A. Brush.

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The Shoulders We Stand On

A History of Bilingual Education in New Mexico

University of New Mexico Press

The Shoulders We Stand On traces the complex history of bilingual education in New Mexico, covering Spanish, Diné, and Pueblo languages.

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Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage

A Personal History of the Allotment Era

University of New Mexico Press

Examining the legacy of racial mixing in Indian Territory through the land and lives of two families, one of Cherokee Freedman descent and one of Muscogee Creek heritage, Darnella Davis's memoir writes a new chapter in the history of racial mixing on the frontier.

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Claims and Speculations

Mining and Writing in the Gilded Age

University of New Mexico Press
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Conflict in Colonial Sonora

Indians, Priests, and Settlers

University of New Mexico Press
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Georgia O'Keeffe

A Life Well Lived

By Malcolm Varon; Foreword by Cody Hartley; Introduction by Barbara Buhler Lynes
University of New Mexico Press

This book is the first collection of photographs to portray O'Keeffe and her surroundings in color.

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An Imperative to Cure

Principles and Practice of Q’eqchi’ Maya Medicine in Belize

University of New Mexico Press

James B. Waldram's groundbreaking study, An Imperative to Cure: Principles and Practice of Q'eqchi' Maya Medicine in Belize, explores how our understanding of Indigenous therapeutics changes if we view them as forms of "medicine" instead of "healing."

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Arizona's Scenic Roads and Hikes

Unforgettable Journeys in the Grand Canyon State

University of New Mexico Press

In this captivating new guide Roger Naylor features all twenty-seven of Arizona's state-designated scenic and historic roads, including five National Scenic Byways.

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