Sharon Niederman & Miriam Sagan | New Mexico Poetry Renaissance | Gazelle Books

New Mexico Poetry Renaissance

Series: ( Red Crane Literature Series ) | Author: Sharon Niederman & Miriam Sagan | ISBN: 1878610414 : 9781878610416 | Illustrations: 41 b/w photos | Format: Paperback | Size: 155x230mm | Pages: 224 | Weight: .386 Kg. | Published: Museum of New Mexico Press (Red Crane Books) – December 1994 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies

This anthology incorporates biographies and work by forty-one of New Mexico’s finest poets representing diverse cultural backgrounds.

Foreword by Robert Creeley; Introduction; Lucile Adler; Jimmy Santiago Baca; Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge; John Brandi; Alvaro Cardona-Hine; Ana Castillo; Denise Chavez; Judson Crews; Victor Di Suvero; Martin Edmunds; Gene Frumkin ; Greg Glazner; Larry Goodell; Renee Gregorio; Joy Harjo; Gerald Hausman; Judyth Hill; Elizabeth Searle Lamb; Donald Levering; Harold Littlebird; Joan Logghe; Anne MacNaughton; E A Mares; Demetria Martinez; Mary McGinnis; Carol Moldaw; Linda Monacelli-Johnson; Nora Naranjo-Morse; Simon J Ortiz; V B Price; Leroy Quintana; Margaret Randall; Leo Romero; Mariam Sagan; Jim Sagel; Rebecca Seiferle; Joseph Somoza; Arthur Sze; Anne Valley-Fox; Keith Wilson; Roger Zelazny.

New Mexico is one of those magical places that draws people and connects them with their souls. This book includes forty of New Mexico’s finest contemporary poets from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds who share common concerns — the landscape of New Mexico, the depth of its people, and the complexity of its history. Each poet is presented by a selection of his or her work, a biography, and a photograph. This book is a collection from New Mexico poets who have lived and worked in New Mexico for a substantial amount of time and whose work reflects their love of this place. It includes such well-known names as Denise Chavez, Margaret Randall, Ana Castillo, Judson Crews, and Jimmy Santiago Baca.

The poems are lively and lyrical, contemplative and tough. They speak of daily life, of family, friends and neighbors, and of the sublime, whether it be the mountains or the Muse itself.

Miriam Sagan

was born in Manhattan, raised in New Jersey, and educated in Boston. She holds a B.A. with honors from Harvard University and an M.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University. She settled in Santa Fe in 1984. Sagan is the author of over twenty books. Her most recent is a memoir, Searching for a Mustard Seed : A Young Widow’s Unconventional Story (Quality Words in Print, 2004. Winner best Memoir from Independent Publishers, 2004). Her poetry includes Rag Trade (La Alameda 2004), The Widow’s Coat (Ahsahta Press, 1999), and The Art of Love (La Alameda Press, 1994).

Sagan directs the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College, and has taught at the College of Santa Fe, University of New Mexico, Taos Institute of the Arts, Aspen Writer’s Conference, around the country, and on line for writers.com and UCLA Extension. She has held residency grants at Yaddo and MacDowell, and is the recipient of a grant from The Barbara Deming Foundation/Money for Women and a Lannan Foundation Marfa Residency.

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