2014 Spring Summer catalog
University Press of Colorado and the Utah State University Press announce their spring and summer catalog for 2014.
Universit y Press of Colorado Utah State Universit y Press Spring and Summer 2014 Contents Spring/Summer 2014 Frontlist, 1–25 Order Information, 28 Subject Index Business, 6 Folklore Studies, 7–8 History, 3, 9–12, 26 Literature, 4 Memoir, 1 Archaeology, Anthropology, 13–18 Colorado, Utah & the West, 2, 3, 9, 11, 12, 26 Natural History, 2–3 Poetry, 5, 27 Writing Studies, 19–25 Front Cover © Margarita Borodina / www.shutterstock.com The University Press of Colorado is a member of the Association of American University Presses. Utah State University Press is an imprint of the University Press of Colorado. The University Press of Colorado is a cooperative publishing enterprise supported, in part, by Adams State University, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, Utah State University, and Western State Colorado University. M e m o i r , H i g h e r E d u c at i o n U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado Class Not Dismissed Reflections on Undergraduate Education and Teaching the Liberal Arts Anthony Aveni In Class Not Dismissed, award-winning profes- sor Anthony Aveni tells the personal story of his six decades in college classrooms and some of the 10,000 students who have filled them. Through anecdotes of his own triumphs and tribulations— some amusing, others heartrending—Aveni reveals his teaching story and thoughts on the future of higher education. Although in recent years the lecture has come under fire as a pedagogical method, Aveni ardently defends lecturing to students. He shares his secrets on crafting an engaging lecture and creating productive diologue in class discussions. He lays out his rules on classroom discipline and tells how he promotes the lost art of listening. He is a passionate proponent of the liberal arts and core course requirements as well as a believer in sound teaching promoted by active scholarship. Aveni is known to his students as a consummate storyteller. In Class Not Dismissed he shares real stories about everyday college life that shed light on serious educational issues. The result is a humorous, reflective, inviting, and powerful inquiry into higher education that will be of interest to anyone invested in the current and future state of college and university education. Anthony Aveni is Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy, Anthropology, and Native American Studies at Colgate University, where he has taught since 1963, and one of the founders of cultural astronomy. Aveni was voted National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in Washington, DC, and named one of the ten best professors in the United States by Rolling Stone in 1991. At Colgate he has received, among other teaching awards, the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching (1997), the Balmuth Teaching Award (2011), and the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society's Distinguished Teaching Award voted by the Freshman Class of 1990. In 2013, he was awarded the Fryxell Medal for Interdisciplinary Research by the Society of American Archaeologists. September $16.95, paper, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-60732-302-0 $13.95, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-60732-303-7 288 pages www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 3 U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado N at u r a l H is t o ry Life on the Rocks A Portrait of the American Mountain Goat Bruce L. Smith “An outstanding contribution by a widely recognized expert in wildlife biology.” —Mike Thompson, Wildlife Manager, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks “Life on the Rocks expertly weaves together the ecology and magic of North America's most unique mountain dweller. With prose as vivid and inspiring as the dramatic photos of mountain goats in their stark, tilted world, Bruce Smith shares his love and knowledge of an animal few will ever see in the wild.” —Chris Smith, Western Field Representative, Wildlife Management Institute Bruce L. Smith is a veteran wildlife manager and scientist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He is the author of three other books and recipient of the 2012 Montana Book Award. May $34.95, cloth, 9 x 12 ISBN: 978-1-60732-291-7 $27.95, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-60732-292-4 192 pages 107 color figures he American mountain goat is one of the most elusive and least familiar species of hoofed mammals in North America. Confined to the remote and rugged mountains of the western United States and Canada, these extraordinary mountaineers are seldom seen or encountered, even by those who patiently study them. Life on the Rocks offers an intimate portrayal of this remarkable animal through the eyes and lens of field biologist and photographer Bruce Smith. Color photographs and accounts of Smith's personal experiences living in Montana's SelwayBitterroot Wilderness Area accompany descriptions of the American mountain goat's natural history. Smith explores their treacherous habitat, which spans the perilous cliffs and crags of the Rocky, Cascade, and Coast mountain ranges. The physical and behavioral adaptations of these alpine athletes enable them to survive a host of dangers, including six-month-long winters, scarce food sources, thunderous avalanches, social strife, and predators like wolves, bears, lions, wolverines, and eagles. Smith also details the challenges these animals face as their territory is threatened by expanding motorized access, industrial activities, and a warming climate. Life on the Rocks showcases the elegance and charm of this little-known creature, thriving in some of North America's harshest wilderness. Smith's volume will appeal to wildlife enthusiasts, wildland travelers, and conservationists interested in the future of the American mountain goat. T 4 www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 H is t o ry U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado Wyoming Revisited Rephotographing the Scenes of Joseph E. Stimson Michael A. Amundson “This book demonstrates the value of repeat-photography as a useful method in furthering our understanding of the historic evolution of place.” —Jeremy M. Johnston, Buffalo Bill Historical Center In Wyoming Revisited, Michael A. Amundson uses the power of rephotography to show how landscapes across the state have endured over the last century. Three sets of photographs—the original black-and-white photographs taken by famed Wyoming photographer Joseph E. Stimson more than a century ago, repeat black-and-white images taken by Amundson in the 1980s, and a third view taken by the author in 2007–2008—are accompanied by captions explaining the history and importance of each site as well as information on the process of repeat photographic fieldwork. The 117 locations feature street views of Wyoming towns and cities, as well as views from the state's famous natural landmarks like Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Devil's Tower National Monument, Hot Springs State Park, and Big Horn and Shoshone National Forests. In addition, Amundson provides six in-depth essays that explore the life of Joseph E. Stimson, the rephotographic process and how it has evolved, and how repeat photography can be used to understand history, landscape, historic preservation, and globalization. Wyoming Revisited highlights the historic evolution of the American West over the past century and showcases the significant changes that have occurred over the past twenty-five years. This book will appeal to photographers, historians of the American West, and anyone interested in Wyoming's history or landscape. Michael A. Amundson is professor of history at Northern Arizona University, the author of Yellowcake Towns and Passage to Wonderland, and the co-editor of Atomic Culture. May $29.95, cloth, 8 x 10 ISBN: 978-1-60732-304-4 $23.95, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-60732-305-1 352 pages 315 figures www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 5 Center for L i t e r a ry P u b l ishi n g L i t e r at u r e Man in the Moon Essays on Fathers and Fatherhood Edited by Stephanie G’Schwind Selected from the country's leading literary jour- Contributors Robin Black Bill Capossere Dan Beachy-Quick Richard McCann Dinty Moore Donna George Storey Deborah Thompson Jerald Walker Thomas White Brendan Wolfe Matthew Ferrence Carole Firstman Gina Frangello Debra Gwartney Jim Kennedy Neil Mathison Stephanie G'Schwind is the editor of Colorado Review and the director of the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University. She is the series editor for the Colorado Prize for Poetry and co-editor, with Donald Revell, of the Mountain West Poetry Series. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. June $19.95, paperback, 5½ x 8¼ ISBN: 978-1-885635-35-8 $15.95, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-885635-36-5 256 pages nals and publications—Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Creative Nonfiction, Georgia Review, Gulf Coast, The Missouri Review, The Normal School, and others—Man in the Moon brings together essays in which sons, daughters, and fathers explore the elusive nature of this intimate relationship and find unique ways to frame and understand it: through astronomy, arachnology, storytelling, map-reading, television, puzzles, DNA, and so on. In the collection's title essay, Bill Capossere considers the inextricable link between his love of astronomy and memories of his father: “The man in the moon is no stranger to me,” he writes. “I have seen his face before, and it is my father's, and his father's, and my own.” Other essays include Dinty Moore's “Son of Mr. Green Jeans: A Meditation on Missing Fathers,” in which Moore lays out an alphabetic investigation of fathers from popular culture—Ward Cleaver, Jim Anderson, Ozzie Nelson—while ruminating on his own absent father and hesitation to become a father himself. In “Plot Variations,” Robin Black attempts to understand, through the lens of teaching fiction to creative writing students, her inability to attend her father's funeral. Deborah Thompson tries to reconcile her pride in her father's pioneering research in plastics and her concerns about their toxic environmental consequences in “When the Future Was Plastic.” At turns painfully familiar, comic, and heartbreaking, the essays in this collection also deliver moments of searing beauty and hard-earned wisdom. Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University 6 www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 P o e t ry Center for L i t e r a ry P u b l ishi n g Intimacy Catherine Imbriglio Winner of the 2013 Colorado Prize for Poetry ntimacy is a series of experimental poems that play with, resist, and acknowledge complicity with received concepts of intimacy that circulate in this media-centric age. Undertaking an expansive understanding of the word “intimacy,” each poem contains a word or set of words that modifies the noun, uncovering the attending, associative, and often contradictory obligations that arise in our relations with one another. Catherine Imbriglio is the author of Parts of the Mass (Burning Deck), which received the 2008 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Available Now $16.95, paper, 8 x 8 ISBN: 978-1-885635-33-4 $13.95, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-885635-34-1 68 pages I The Logan Notebooks Rebecca Lindenberg Clouds, mountains, flowering trees. Difficult things. Things lost by being photographed. Things that have lost their power. Things found in a rural grocery store. These are some of the lists, poems, prose poems, and lyric anecdotes compiled in The Logan Notebooks, a remix and a reimagining of The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, a collection of intimate and imaginative observations about place—a real place, an interior landscape—and identity, at the intersection of the human with the world, and the language we have (and do not yet have) for perceiving it. Rebecca Lindenberg earned a BA from the College of William & Mary and a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Utah. Her first collection of poetry, Love, an Index, focuses on her relationship with her partner, the late poet Craig Arnold. Mountain West Poetry Series; Stephanie G’Schwind & Donald Revell, Series Editors June $16.95, paper, 8 x 8 ISBN: 978-1-885635-37-2 $13.95, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-885635-38-9 72 pages Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 7 U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado B u si n e ss PMP Certification A Beginner’s Guide, Second Edition George G. Angel, PMP, SAPM his accessible guide bridges the gap between being a project manager and becoming a globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP). Aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition, the book explains the Project Management Institute's worldwide standard methods, five process groups, ten knowledge areas, and forty-seven processes and includes many tips to help prepare for the latest PMP exam. It includes proven strategies for improving project efficiency and effectiveness, balancing constraints, communicating timely and accurate project status, and successfully bringing a project to completion. A real-world case study followed throughout the book provides examples, checklists, and proven project results. Designed for easy learning, the book contains chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter, Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips, realworld experiences that show how to apply particular skills, and reminders to help in preparation for the PMP exam. T George G. Angel, PMP, is an IBM Certified Executive Project Manager, Stanford Certified Advanced Project Manager (SAPM), and Six Sigma Green Belt. He successfully managed projects for more than thirty years at IBM and was an innovative global education program manager for ten years. Angel is also the founder and owner of Eagle Business Services, a project management education and consulting company in business since 1994. June $39.95s, paper, 7½ x 9 ISBN: 978-1-60732-306-8 496 pages 102 figures 8 www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 Folklore U ta h S tat e U n i v e r si t y P r e ss Unsettling Assumptions Tradition, Gender, Drag Edited by Pauline Greenhill and Diane Tye “This broad-ranging collection makes a significant and welcome contribution to the study and teaching of folklore; it also has an interdisciplinary reach into masculinity studies, queer theory, transgender studies, and cultural studies; and it succeeds in troubling certain assumptions in the discipline of folklore/ ethnology as well as in gender studies and cultural studies.” In Unsettling Assumptions, editors Pauline Greenhill —Cristina Bacchilega, University of Hawai’i and Diane Tye link gender studies with traditional and popular culture studies to examine how tradition and gender can intersect to unsettle assumptions about culture and its study. Contributors explore the intersections of traditional expressive culture and sex/gender systems by challenging their conventional constructions, using sex/gender as a lens to question, investigate, or upset concepts like family, ethics, and authenticity. Individual essays consider myriad topics such as Thanksgiving turkeys, rockabilly and bar fights, Chinese tales of female ghosts, selkie stories, a noisy Mennonite New Year's celebration, the Distaff Gospels, Kentucky tobacco farmers, international adoptions, and more. In Unsettling Assumptions, expressive culture emerges as fundamental both to our sense of belonging to a family, an occupation, or friendship group and, most notably, to identity performativity. Within larger contexts, these works offer a better understanding of cultural attitudes like misogyny, homophobia, and racism as well as the construction and negotiation of power. Contributors Marcie Fehr Ann K. Ferrell Emilie AndersonGrégoire William G. Pooley LuAnne Roth Patricia Sawin Diane Tye Theresa A. Vaughan Anne B. Wallen Wenjuan Xie Pauline Greenhill Kendra Magnus- Johnston Kirsten Møllegaard Patrick B. Mullen Pauline Greenhill is professor of women's and gender studies at the University of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Diane Tye is professor in Memorial University of Newfoundland's Department of Folklore. July $29.95s, paper, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-0-87421-897-8 $25.00, ebook E-ISBN: 978-0-87421-898-5 260 pages 25 figures www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 9 U ta h S tat e U n i v e r si t y P r e ss Folklore Oral Patterns of Performance Story and Song Barre Toelken o many Native American cultures, songs and stories are dramatic enactments of reality, and words bring reality into existence. In this chapter from his award-winning book, The Anguish of Snails, Toelken thoughtfully approaches a number of stories from Native American traditions, discussing how narratives can be touchstones of shared values among closely associated traditional people and how songs and stories go far beyond an evening's entertainment or “lessons” about life. A traditional narrative can be a culturally structured way of thinking and of experiencing the patterns that make culture real. T April $4.99s, ebook EISBN: 978-0-87421-953-1 $6.99s, paper, 4 x 6 ISBN: 978-087421-967-8 Toward a Conceptual Framework for the Study of Folklore and the Internet Trevor Blank revor Blank broke new ground for the field of folklore studies in this essay by rationalizing the study of the Internet as an important area of expressive vernacular culture. He argues that “from the earliest moments of the modern Internet’s existence, folklore was a central component of the domain, moderating the intersection of computer professionals with hackers, newfangled lingo, and the dispersal of stories, pranks, and legends.” With this treatise and the volume it introduces, Folklore and the Internet, Blank theorizes the Internet as an important analytic venue for folklorists and sets the agenda for digital folklore research. T April $4.99s, ebook ISBN: 978-0-87421-945-6 $6.99s, paper, 4 x 6 ISBN: 978-0-87421-965-4 10 www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 H is t o ry U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado Black Hills Forestry A History John F. Freeman “The history of this one national forest is the history of the entire National Forest System in microcosm.” —James Lewis, Fordham University he first study focused on the history of the Black Hills National Forest, its centrality to life in the region, and its preeminence within the National Forest System, Black Hills Forestry is a cultural history of the most commercialized national forest in the nation. One of the first forests actively managed by the federal government and the site of the first sale of federally owned timber to a private party, the Black Hills National Forest has served as a management model for all national forests. Its many uses, activities, and issues—recreation, timber, mining, grazing, tourism, Native American cultural usage, and the intermingling of public and private lands— expose the ongoing tensions between private landowners and public land managers. Freeman shows how forest management in the Black Hills encapsulates the Forest Service's failures to keep up with changes in the public's view of forest values until compelled to do so by federal legislation and the courts. In addition, he explores how more recent events in the region like catastrophic wildfires and mountain pine beetle epidemics have provided forest managers with the chance to realign their efforts to create and maintain a biologically diverse forest that can better resist natural and human disturbances. This study of the Black Hills offers an excellent prism through which to view the history of the US Forest Service's land management policies. Foresters, land managers, and regional historians will find Black Hills Forestry a valuable resource. T John F. Freeman is the founder and president emeritus of the Wyoming Community Foundation. He has a PhD in early modern European history from the University of Michigan and is the author of High Plains Horticulture: A History (UPC). August $34.95s, cloth, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-60732-298-6 $27.95, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-60732-299-3 336 pages 45 figures www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 11 U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado H is t o ry The Divided Dominion Social Conflict and Indian Hatred in Early Virginia Ethan A. Schmidt In The Divided Dominion, Ethan A. Schmidt examines the social struggle that created Bacon's Rebellion, focusing on the role of class antagonism in fostering violence toward native people in seventeenth-century Virginia. This provocative volume places a dispute among Virginians over the permissibility of eradicating Native Americans for land at the forefront in understanding this pivotal event. Myriad internal and external factors drove Virginians to interpret their disputes with one another increasingly along class lines. The decadeslong tripartite struggle among elite whites, nonelite whites, and Native Americans resulted in the development of mutually beneficial economic and political relationships between elites and Native Americans. When these relationships culminated in the granting of rights—equal to those of non-elite white colonists—to Native Americans, the elites crossed a line and non-elite anger boiled over. A call for the annihilation of all Indians in Virginia united different non-elite white factions and molded them in widespread social rebellion. The Divided Dominion places Indian policy at the heart of Bacon's Rebellion, revealing the complex mix of social, cultural, and racial forces that collided in Virginia in 1676. This new analysis will interest students and scholars of colonial and Native American history. Ethan A. Schmidt is assistant professor of history at Delta State University. September $34.95s, cloth, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-60732-307-5 $27.95, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-60732-308-2 240 pages 11 figures 12 www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 H is t o ry U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado Making an American Workforce The Rockefellers and the Legacy of Ludlow Edited by Fawn-Amber Montoya aking an interdisciplinary approach to the policies of the early years of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, Making an American Workforce explores John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s welfare capitalist programs and their effects on the company's diverse workforce. T Focusing on the workers themselves—men, women, and children representative of a variety of immigrant and ethnic groups—contributors trace the emergence of the Employee Representation Plan, the work of the company's Sociology Department, and CF&I's interactions with the YMCA in the early twentieth century. They examine CF&I's early commitment to Americanize its immigrant employees and shape worker behavior, the development of policies that constructed the workforce it envisioned while simultaneously laying the groundwork for the strike that eventually led to the Ludlow Massacre, and the impact of the massacre on the employees, the company, and beyond. Making an American Workforce provides greater insight into the repercussions of the Industrial Representation Plan and the Ludlow Massacre, revealing the long-term consequences of Colorado Fuel and Iron Company policies on the American worker, the state of Colorado, and the creation of corporate culture. Making an American Workforce will be of interest to Western, labor, and business historians. Contributors Brian Clason Anthony R. DeStefanis Sarah Deutsch Robin C. Henry Ronald L. Mize Fawn-Amber Montoya Greg Patmore Jonathan Rees Fawn-Amber Montoya is associate professor of history and coordinator of the Chicano Studies Program at Colorado State University–Pueblo. July $34.95s, cloth, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-60732-309-9 $27.95, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-60732-310-5 192 pages 28 figures www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 13 U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado H is t o ry Staging Migrations toward an American West From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones Marta Effinger-Crichlow “Staging Migrations toward an American West fills a void in the scholarship of African American history, American history in general, women's history, feminist criticism, and performance theory. While most migration scholarship in these fields has focused on the ‛Great Migration' of Black Americans moving from rural, Jim Crow south to northern industrial cities such as New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Detroit, Effinger-Crichlow illuminates a westward migration that has been comparatively ignored.” —Judith Stephens-Lorenz, Pennsylvania State University Marta Effinger-Crichlow is chair and associate professor in the African American Studies Department at New York City College of Technology–CUNY. June $34.95s, cloth, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-60732-311-2 $27.95, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-60732-312-9 264 pages 37 figures Staging Migrations toward an American West examines how black women's theatrical and everyday performances of migration toward the American West expose the complexities of their struggles for sociopolitical emancipation. While migration is often viewed as merely a physical process, EffingerCrichlow expands the concept to include a series of symbolic internal journeys within confined and unconfined spaces. Four case studies consider how the featured women—activist Ida B. Wells, singer Sissieretta “Black Patti” Jones, World War II black female defense-industry workers, and performance artist Rhodessa Jones—imagined and experienced the American West geographically and symbolically at different historical moments. Dissecting the varied ways they used migration to survive in the world from the viewpoint of theater and performance theory, Effinger-Crichlow reconceptualizes the migration histories of black women in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. This interdisciplinary study expands the understanding of the African American struggle for unconstrained movement and full citizenship in the United States and will interest students and scholars of American and African American history, women and gender studies, theater, and performance theory. 14 www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 Anthropology U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado The Evolution of Production Organization in a Maya Community Dean E. Arnold “Arnold has now prepared a compelling companion to his 2008 volume, making a quartet of salient publications about pottery and pottery-producing communities. In his new work he blends meticulous diachronic field research with keen insight and documents a substantive theoretical foundation. He draws together the results of many of his previous works, reevaluates and expands upon them, and offers fresh, new cogent analyses and explanations of the dramatic changes that have taken place in the pottery-making community through more than four decades.” In The Evolution of Production Organization in a —Charles C. Kolb Maya Community, Dean E. Arnold continues his unique approach to ceramic ethnoarchaeology, tracing the history of potters in Ticul, Yucatán, and their production space over a period of more than four decades. This follow-up to his 2008 work Social Change and the Evolution of Ceramic Production and Distribution uses narrative to trace the changes in production personnel and their spatial organization through the changes in production organization in Ticul. Although several kinds of production units developed, households were the most persistent units of production in spite of massive social change and the reorientation of pottery production to the tourist market. Entrepreneurial workshops, government-sponsored workshops, and workshops attached to tourist hotels developed more recently but were short-lived, whereas pottery-making households extended deep into the nineteenth century. Through this continuity and change, intermittent crafting, multi-crafting, and potters' increased management of economic risk also factored into the development of the production organization in Ticul. Illustrated with more than 100 images of production units, The Evolution of Production Organization in a Maya Community is an important contribution to the understanding of ceramic production. Scholars with interests in craft specialization, craft production, and demography, as well as specialists in Mesoamerican archaeology, anthropology, history, and economy, will find this volume especially useful. Dean E. Arnold is adjunct curator of anthropology at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and professor emeritus of anthropology at Wheaton College in Illinois. He has taught anthropology for forty-three years; done field work in Peru, Mexico, Bolivia, Guatemala, and the Southwest; and published three books, including the highly regarded, seminal work Ceramic Theory and Cultural Process and more than sixty articles about potters, pottery, and pottery production and related subjects. August $70.00s, cloth, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-60732-313-6 $56.00, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-60732-314-3 352 pages 150 figures www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 15 U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado Archaeology Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany Edited by John M. Marston, Jade d’Alpoim Guedes, and Christina Warinner “This volume is timely and will be a valued addition to the libraries of professional archaeobotanists, students learning the intricacies of archaeobotanical analyses, and archaeologists who want an up-to-date reference of the methods and applications of archaeobotany.” —C. Margaret Scarry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Paleoethnobotany, the study of archaeologiContributors Kenneth Andersen Enrico Cappellini Jesse Casana Jade d’Alpoim Guedes Gayle Fritz Daphne E. Gallagher Kristen J. Gremillion Amanda G. Henry John M. Marston Timothy C. Messner Shanti Morell-Hart Mark Nesbitt Jennifer V. Alvarado Deborah M. Pearsall China P. Shelton Alexia Smith Bruce D. Smith Robert Spengler Chris J. Stevens Gary E. Stinchcomb Amber M. VanDerwarker Nathan Wales Christina Warinner Paul Webb Chantel E. White John M. Marston is assistant professor in the Departments of Archaeology and Anthropology at Boston University. Jade d'Alpoim Guedes is assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Washington State University. Christina Warinner is a research associate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma and a research affiliate of the Molecular Research Group at the University of Zurich’s Centre for Evolutionary Medicine. September $34.95s, paper, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-60732-315-0 $27.95, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-60732-316-7 480 pages 87 figures cal plant remains, is poised at the intersection of the study of the past and concerns of the present, including agricultural decision making, biodiversity, and global environmental change, and has much to offer to archaeology, anthropology, and the interdisciplinary study of human relationships with the natural world. Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany demonstrates those connections and highlights the increasing relevance of the study of past human-plant interactions for understanding the present and future. A diverse and highly regarded group of scholars reference a broad array of literature from around the world as they cover their areas of expertise in the practice and theory of paleoethnobotany—starch grain analysis, stable isotope analysis, ancient DNA, digital data management, and ecological and postprocessual theory. The only comprehensive edited volume focusing on method and theory to appear in the last twenty-five years, Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany addresses the new areas of inquiry that have become central to contemporary archaeological debates, as well as the current state of theoretical, methodological, and empirical work in paleoethnobotany. 16 www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 Archaeology U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado The Archaeology of Wak’as Explorations of the Sacred in the Pre-Columbian Andes Edited by Tamara L. Bray “This stimulating volume will prove essential reading for scholars interested in Andean religion and political history . . . It will become one of the most important sources for the study of Andean materialities and religious practices.” —Edward R. Swenson, University of Toronto In this edited volume, Andean wak'as—idols, stat- ues, sacred places, images, and oratories—play a central role in understanding Andean social philosophies, cosmologies, materialities, temporalities, and constructions of personhood. Top Andean scholars from a variety of disciplines cross regional, theoretical, and material boundaries in their chapters, offering innovative methods and theoretical frameworks for interpreting the cultural particulars of Andean ontologies and notions of the sacred. Wak'as were understood as agentive, nonhuman persons within many Andean communities and were fundamental to conceptions of place, alimentation, fertility, identity, and memory and the political construction of ecology and life cycles. The ethnohistoric record indicates that wak'as were thought to speak, hear, and communicate, both among themselves and with humans. In their capacity as nonhuman persons, they shared familial relations with members of the community; for instance, young women were wed to local wak'as made of stone and wak'as had sons and daughters who were identified as the mummified remains of the community's revered ancestors. Integrating linguistic, ethnohistoric, ethnographic, and archaeological data, The Archaeology of Wak'as advances our understanding of the nature and culture of wak'as and contributes to the larger theoretical discussions on the meaning and role of “the sacred” in ancient contexts. Contributors Tamara L. Bray Catherine J. Allen Zachary J. Chase Anita G. Cook Carolyn Dean John W. Janusek Steve Kosiba Krzysztof Makowski Bruce Mannheim Colin McEwan Frank M. Meddens Guillermo Salas Carreño John R. Topic Tamara L. Bray is professor of anthropology and director of the Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology at Wayne State University. She was named a Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year in 2013. August $70.00s, cloth, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-60732-317-4 $56.00, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-60732-318-1 336 pages 73 figures www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 17 U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado Archaeology Kukulkan’s Realm Urban Life at Ancient Mayapán Marilyn Masson and Carlos Peraza Lope “A milestone publication in the field of archaeology.” —Jeremy A. Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania Marilyn Masson is professor of Mesoamerican archaeology at the University at Albany SUNY. Carlos Peraza Lope is project director with Mexico's Instituto Nacional de Antropología in Mérida, Yucatán, and co-director of the Economic Foundations of Mayapán Project. April $85.00s, cloth, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-60732-319-8 $68.00, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-60732-320-4 624 pages 156 figures Kukulkan's Realm chronicles the fabric of socioeconomic relationships and religious practice that bound the Postclassic Maya city of Mayapán's urban residents together for nearly three centuries. Presenting results of ten years of household archaeology at the city, including field research and laboratory analysis, the book discusses the social, political, economic, and ideological makeup of this complex urban center. Masson and Peraza Lope's detailed overview provides evidence of a vibrant market economy that played a critical role in the city's political and economic success. They offer new perspectives from the homes of governing elites, secondary administrators, affluent artisans, and poorer members of the service industries. Household occupational specialists depended on regional trade for basic provisions that were essential to crafting industries, sustenance, and quality of life. Settlement patterns reveal intricate relationships of households with neighbors, garden plots, cultivable fields, thoroughfares, and resources. Urban planning endeavored to unite the cityscape and to integrate a pluralistic populace that derived from hometowns across the Yucatán peninsula. New data from Mayapán, the pinnacle of Postclassic Maya society, contribute to a paradigm change regarding the evolution and organization of Maya society in general and make Kukulkan's Realm a must-read for students and scholars of the ancient Maya and Mesoamerica. 18 www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 Archaeology U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado Obsidian Reflections Symbolic Dimensions of Obsidian in Ancient Mesoamerica Edited by Marc N. Levine and David M. Carballo “We need more publications like this if we are to move forward in our understanding of the Mesoamerican past, its layering of landscapes, and the variable and ever-changing nature of its material culture. The often unsuspected worlds that such an approach reveals are an advance not only for Mesoamerican studies but for archaeology in general.” eparting from the political economy perspective taken by the vast majority of volumes devoted to Mesoamerican obsidian, Obsidian Reflections is an examination of obsidian's sociocultural dimensions—particularly in regard to Mesoamerican world view, religion, and belief systems. Exploring the materiality of this volcanic glass rather than only its functionality, this book considers the interplay among people, obsidian, and meaning and how these relationships shaped patterns of procurement, exchange, and use. An international group of scholars hailing from Belize, France, Japan, Mexico, and the United States provides a variety of case studies from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. The authors draw on archaeological, iconographic, ethnographic, and ethnohistoric data to examine obsidian as a touchstone for cultural meaning, including references to sacrificial precepts, powerful deities, landscape, warfare, social relations, and fertility. Obsidian Reflections underscores the necessity of understanding obsidian from within its cultural context—the perspective of the indigenous people of Mesoamerica. It will be of great interest to Mesoamericanists as well as students and scholars of lithic studies and material culture. D —Nicholas J. Saunders, University of Bristol Contributors Kazuo Aoyama Ivonne Athie Jaime Awe Mónica Blanco García Méndez David M. Carballo Véronique Darras Jesús Carlos Lazcano Arce Marc N. Levine John Monaghan William J. Parry Alejandro Pastrana Mari Carmen Serra Puche W. James Stemp Marc N. Levine is assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oklahoma and assistant curator of archaeology at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. David M. Carballo is assistant professor of archaeology at Boston University. May $65.00s, cloth, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-60732-300-6 $52.00, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-60732-301-3 304 pages 73 figures www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 19 U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado Anthropology Quetzalcóatl Tales Series Marilyn Haberstroh and Sharon Panik Illustrations by Lynn Castle uetzalcóatl tales are ancient legends from Mexico and Central America that have been passed down through the ages, primarily by oral tradition. The Quetzalcóatl Tales Series, aimed at K–5 students, particularly in first and fifth grade, introduces young children to these wonderful stories with their sensitive portrayal of this rich and significant culture. These vividly illustrated texts are available in English and Spanish and are accompanied by teacher's guides that provide the archaeological and historical background of each story, as well as a wide range of engaging and educational activities for students. A Quetzalcóatl Tale of Corn tells how Quetzalcóatl followed a trail of ants to the Mountain of Sustenance and stole maize from the gods to feed his people, while A Quetzalcóatl Tale of Chocolate tells the story of Two Wind Deer, the boy who brought chocolate to the people of the earth. In A Quetzalcóatl Tale of the Ball Game, Quetzalcóatl saves his people from war by playing a game with a rubber ball against the Rain God and is rewarded for winning with jade and quetzal feathers. Q A Quetzalcóatl Tale of Corn March $9.95s, paperback, 8¼ x 8¼ ISBN: 978-0-86653-965-4 48 pages Un cuento de Quetzalcoóatl Acerca del Maiz $9.95s, paperback, 8¼ x 8¼ ISBN: 978-0-86653-964-7 48 pages Tale of Corn Teacher’s Guide $9.95s, paperback, 8½ x 11 ISBN: 978-0-86653-963-0 48 pages A Quetzalcóatl Tale of Chocolate March $9.95s, paperback, 8¼ x 8¼ ISBN: 978-0-86653-959-3 48 pages Un cuento de Quetzalcoóatl Acerca del Chocolate $9.95s, paperback, 8¼ x 8¼ ISBN: 978-0-86653-958-6 48 pages Tale of Chocolate Teacher's Guide $9.95s, paperback, 8½ x 11 ISBN: 978-1-60732-322-8 48 pages A Quetzalcóatl Tale of the Ball Game March $9.95s, paperback, 8¼ x 8¼ ISBN: 978-1-60732-321-1 48 pages Un cuento de Quetzalcóatl Acerca del Juego de Pelota $9.95s, paperback, 8¼ x 8¼ ISBN: 978-0-86653-961-6 48 pages Tale of the Ball Game Teacher's Guide $9.95s, paperback, 8½ x 11 ISBN: 978-0-86653-960-9 48 pages 20 www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 Writing Studies U ta h S tat e U n i v e r si t y P r e ss Generation Vet Composition, Student Veterans, and the Post-9/11 University Edited by Sue Doe and Lisa Langstraat “Generation Vet . . . fills an important need that no other book is addressing . . . Composition teachers, WPAs, and writing center directors should desire to read this book in order to consider how their campuses and classrooms should meet the needs of these students.” —James McDonald, University of Louisiana Institutions of higher education are experiencing the largest influx of enrolled veterans since World War II, and these student veterans are transforming post-secondary classroom dynamics. While many campus divisions like admissions and student services are actively moving to accommodate the rise in this demographic, little research about this population and their educational needs is available, and academic departments have been slower to adjust. In Generation Vet, fifteen chapters offer well-researched, pedagogically savvy recommendations for curricular and programmatic responses to student veterans for English and writing studies departments. In work with veterans in writing-intensive courses and community contexts, questions of citizenship, disability, activism, community-campus relationships, and retention come to the fore. Moreover, writing-intensive courses can be sites of significant cultural exchanges—even clashes—as veterans bring military values, rhetorical traditions, and communication styles that may challenge the values, beliefs, and assumptions of traditional college students and faculty. This classroom-oriented text addresses a wide range of issues concerning veterans, pedagogy, rhetoric, and writing program administration. Written by diverse scholar-teachers and written in diverse genres, the essays in this collection promise to enhance our understanding of student veterans, composition pedagogy and administration, and the post-9/11 university. Contributors Ashley Bender Linda S. De La Ysla Sue Doe Doug Downs Erin Hadlock Alexis Hart Corrine E. Hinton Ivy Kleinbart Lisa Langstraat Angie Mallory Ann Shivers McNair Sean Morrow Eileen Schell Bonita Selting Karen Springsteen Roger Thompson Tara Wood Sue Doe is associate professor of composition at Colorado State University. Lisa Langstraat is associate professor of composition and director of composition at Colorado State University. April $29.95s, paper, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-0-87421-941-8 $24.00, ebook E-ISBN: 978-0-87421-942-5 242 pages www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 21 U ta h S tat e U n i v e r si t y P r e ss Writing Studies Assignments across the Curriculum A National Study of College Writing Dan Melzer In Assignments across the Curriculum, Dan Melzer Dan Melzer is the University Reading and Writing Coordinator at California State University, Sacramento. May $24.95s, paper, 5½ x 8½ ISBN: 978-0-87421-939-5 $20.00, ebook E-ISBN: 978-0-87421-940-1 160 pages 1 figure analyzes the rhetorical features and genres of writing assignments through the writing-to-learn and writing-in-the-disciplines perspectives. Presenting the results of his study of 2,101 writing assignments from undergraduate courses in the natural sciences, social sciences, business, and humanities in 100 postsecondary institutions in the United States, Assignments across the Curriculum is unique in its cross-institutional breadth and its focus on writing assignments. The results provide a panoramic view of college writing in the United States. Melzer's framework begins with the rhetorical situations of the assignments—the purposes and audiences—and broadens to include the assignments' genres and discourse community contexts. Among his conclusions is that courses connected to a writing-acrossthe-curriculum (WAC) initiative ask students to write more often, in a greater variety of genres, and for a greater variety of purposes and audiences than non-WAC courses do, making a compelling case for the influence of the WAC movement. Melzer's work also reveals patterns in the rhetorical situations, genres, and discourse communities of college writing in the United States. These larger patterns are of interest to WAC practitioners working with faculty across disciplines, to writing center coordinators and tutors working with students who bring assignments from a variety of fields, to composition program administrators, to first-year writing instructors interested in preparing students for college writing, and to high school teachers attempting to bridge the gap between high school and college writing. 22 www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 Writing Studies U ta h S tat e U n i v e r si t y P r e ss Discursive Ideologies Reading Western Rhetoric C. H. Knoblauch In Discursive Ideologies, C. H. Knoblauch argues that European rhetorical theory comprises several distinct and fundamentally opposed traditions of discourse. Writing accessibly for the upper division student, Knoblauch resists the conventional narrative of a unified Western rhetorical tradition. He identifies deep ideological and epistemological differences that exist among strands of Western thought and that are based in divergent “grounds of meaningfulness.” These conflicts underlie and influence current discourse about vital public issues. Knoblauch considers six “stories” about the meaning of meaning in an attempt to answer the question, what encourages us to believe that language acts are meaningful? Six distinctive ideologies of Western rhetoric emerge: magical rhetoric, ontological rhetoric, objectivist rhetoric, expressivist rhetoric, sociological rhetoric, and deconstructive rhetoric. He explores the nature of language and the important role these rhetorics play in the discourses that matter most to people, such as religion, education, public policy, science, law, and history. C. H. Knoblauch is professor of English at the University of North Carolina– Charlotte. His work on the writing process, critical pedagogy, and the Western rhetorical tradition has been influential in the field of rhetoric and composition for decades. May $29.95s, paper, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-0-87421-935-7 $24.00, ebook E-ISBN: 978-0-87421-936-4 231 pages www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 23 U ta h S tat e U n i v e r si t y P r e ss Writing Studies A New Writing Classroom Listening, Motivation, and Habits of Mind Patrick Sullivan In A New Writing Classroom, Patrick Sullivan pro- vides a new generation of teachers a means and a rationale to reconceive their approach to teaching writing, calling into question the discipline's dependence on argument. Including secondary writing teachers within his purview, Sullivan advocates a more diverse, exploratory, and flexible approach to writing activities in grades six through thirteen. A New Writing Classroom encourages teachers to pay more attention to research in learning theory, transfer of learning, international models for nurturing excellence in the classroom, and recent work in listening to teach students the sort of dialogic stance that leads to higher-order thinking and more sophisticated communication. The conventional argumentative essay is often a simplistic form of argument, widely believed to be the most appropriate type of writing in English classes, but other kinds of writing may be more valuable to students and offer more important kinds of cognitive challenges. Focusing on listening and dispositions or “habits of mind” as central elements of this new composition pedagogy, A New Writing Classroom draws not just on composition studies but also on cognitive psychology, philosophy, learning theory, literature, and history, making an exciting and significant contribution to the field. Patrick Sullivan is professor of liberal arts at Manchester Community College. July $24.95s, paper, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-0-87421-943-2 $20.00, ebook E-ISBN: 978-0-87421-944-9 223 pages 24 www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 Writing Studies U ta h S tat e U n i v e r si t y P r e ss Transnational Writing Program Administration Edited by David S. Martins “[For me] as a department chair and former program administrator, the book captures both worries and goals I had in making my own university's programs more global . . . the book nicely captures the ‛wake up' spirit of our need to change composition to better meet the needs of our students, both in the United States and abroad.” —Gian Pagnucci, Indiana University of Pennsylvania While local conditions remain at the forefront of writing program administration, transnational activities are slowly and thoroughly shifting the questions we ask about writing curricula, the space and place in which writing happens, and the cultural and linguistic issues at the heart of the relationships forged in literacy work. Transnational Writing Program Administration challenges takenfor-granted assumptions regarding program identity, curriculum and pedagogical effectiveness, logistics and quality assurance, faculty and student demographics, innovative partnerships and research, and the infrastructure needed to support writing instruction in higher education. Well-known scholars and new voices in the field extend the theoretical underpinnings of writing program administration to consider programs, activities, and institutions involving students and faculty from two or more countries working together and highlight the situated practices of such efforts. The collection brings translingual graduate students at the forefront of writing studies together with established administrators, teachers, and researchers and intends to enrich the efforts of WPAs by examining the practices and theories that impact our ability to conceive of writing program administration as transnational. This collection will enable writing program administrators to take the emerging locations of writing instruction seriously, to address the role of language difference in writing, and to engage critically with the key notions and approaches to writing program administration that reveal its transnationality. David S. Martins is associate professor and writing program administrator at the Rochester Institute of Technology. August $29.95s, paper, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-0-87421-961-6 $24.00, ebook E-ISBN: 978-0-87421-962-3 304 pages www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 25 U ta h S tat e U n i v e r si t y P r e ss Writing Studies Writing across Contexts Transfer, Composition, and Cultures of Writing Kathleen Blake Yancey, Liane Robertson, and Kara Taczak Addressing how composers transfer both knowl- edge about and practices of writing, Writing across Contexts explores the grounding theory behind a specific composition curriculum called Teaching for Transfer (TFT) and analyzes the efficacy of the approach. Finding that TFT courses aid students in transfer in ways that other kinds of composition courses do not, the authors demonstrate that the content of this curriculum, including its reflective practice, provides a unique set of resources for students to call on and repurpose for new writing tasks. Kathleen Blake Yancey, the Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University, has authored, edited, or co-edited eleven scholarly books and two textbooks. Liane Robertson is assistant professor in the Department of English at William Paterson University. Kara Taczak is on the faculty of the University Writing Program at the University of Denver. The authors provide a brief historical review, give attention to current curricular efforts designed to promote such transfer, and develop new insights into the role of prior knowledge in students' ability to transfer writing knowledge and practice, presenting three models of how students respond to and use new knowledge—assemblage, remix, and critical incident. A timely and significant contribution to the field, Writing across Contexts will be of interest to graduate students, composition scholars, WAC and writing-in-the-disciplines scholars, and writing program administrators. April $24.95s, paper, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-0-87421-937-1 $20.00, ebook E-ISBN: 978-0-87421-938-8 215 pages 26 www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 Writing Studies U ta h S tat e U n i v e r si t y P r e ss Upsetting Composition Commonplaces Ian Barnard “A highly readable, energetically polemical, and theoretically informed contribution to the field of composition studies.” —Susan Jarratt, University of California, Irvine argues that composition still retains the bulk of instructional practices that were used in the decades before poststructuralist theory discredited them. While acknowledging that some of the foundational insights of poststructuralist theory can be difficult to translate to the classroom, Barnard upends several especially intransigent tenets that continue to influence the teaching of writing and how students are encouraged to understand writing. Using six major principles of writing classrooms and textbooks—clarity, intent, voice, ethnography, audience, and objectivity—Barnard looks at the implications of poststructuralist theory for pedagogy. While suggesting some evocative poststructuralist pedagogical practices, the author focuses on diagnosing the fault lines of composition's refusal of poststructuralism rather than on providing “solutions” in the form of teaching templates. Upsetting Composition Commonplaces addresses the need to more effectively engage in poststructuralist concepts in composition in an accessible and engaging voice that will advance the conversation about relations between the theory and teaching of writing. In Upsetting Composition Commonplaces, Ian Barnard Ian Barnard is associate professor of rhetoric and composition at Chapman University. He previously taught for ten years at California State University, Northridge, where he served as chair of the University Writing Council and coordinator of Stretch Composition in the Department of English. Barnard is the author of Queer Race: Cultural Interventions in the Racial Politics of Queer Theory. July $26.95s, paper, 5½ x 8½ ISBN: 978-0-87421-946-3 $21.00, ebook E-ISBN: 978-0-87421-947-0 172 pages www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 27 U n i v e r si t y P r e ss of Colorado H is t o ry Radicalism in the Mountain West, 1890–1920 Socialists, Populists, Miners, and Wobblies David R. Berman Radicalism in the Mountain West, 1890–1920 traces Available Now $34.95s, paper, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-1-60732-297-9 $31.95, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-60732-006-7 424 pages the history of radicalism in the Populist Party, Socialist Party, Western Federation of Miners, and Industrial Workers of the World in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Focusing on the populist and socialist movements, David R. Berman sheds light on American radicalism with this study of a region that epitomized its rise and fall. David R. Berman is a senior research fellow at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy and a professor emeritus of political science at Arizona State University. New in Paperback Innocents on the Ice A Memoir of Antarctic Exploration, 1957 John C. Behrendt riginally published in 1999 and now re-released, Innocents on the Ice is a memoir based on John C. Behrendt's handwritten journals, looking back on his daily entries describing his life and activities during the International Geophysical Year glaciological program. In 1956, Behrendt had just obtained his master's degree in geophysics and a position as an assistant seismologist on the IGY expedition, which led to eighteen months in Antarctica as part of a US Navy–supported scientific expedition to establish Ellsworth Station on the Filchner Ice Shelf. Available Now $22.50s, paper, 6 x 9 ISBN: 978-0-87081-551-5 $18.00, ebook E-ISBN: 978-1-60732-323-5 428 pages 56 figures John C. Behrendt is an internationally known scientist who has made twelve trips to Antarctica, traveling there every decade since the 1956–58 International Geophysical Year expedition. Behrendt is currently a Fellow Emeritus and Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado–Boulder. Back in Print O 28 www.upcolorado.com • www.USUPress.org • 1.800.621.2736 P o e t ry U ta h S tat e U n i v e r si t y P r e ss The Lame God M. B. McLatchey Foreword by Edward Field "There can be no healing, no closure. Still, if your traumatic experiences don't destroy you they can produce masterful works, in which human nature rises to its heights . . . The effect is powerful, and as a result of the author's disciplining her wildest emotions, we weep for her.” —From the foreword by Edward Field, American poet and essayist and contest judge “This book is crushing and brilliantly written. If ever there were a time for McLatchey’s deeply moving and compassionate poems, it is now with the crazed, unchecked violence against our children. There are no elegies here, only a powerful intellect at work and a truly gifted poet’s heartbreaking songs to our lost children.” —Jeffrey Greene, author of Beautiful Monsters “In magisterial cadences, this powerful poetic sequence gives voice to the unspeakable and transposes profound grief into immortal song. McLatchey’s poems are talismans and spells—not against loss but against forgetting.” —Philip Brady, author of Fathom and cofounder of Etruscan Press New in Paperback M. B. McLatchey holds degrees in comparative literature and languages, in teaching, and in English literature from Harvard University, Brown University, and Williams College, as well as the MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. A widely published poet and scholar with an extensive background in literature, philosophy, and ancient and modern languages, she has received numerous awards. Her most recent poetry awards include the American Poet Prize from The American Poetry Journal, the Annie Finch Prize for Poetry, the Spoon River Poetry Review's Editors' Prize, the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award, and the Vachel Lindsay Poetry Award. She is currently a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. 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