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Red Earth: Poems of New Mexico

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Alice Corbin (1881-1949) was part of an inner circle of writers and artists on the national scene in the early twentieth century. Corbin lived and worked as a writer in Chicago prior to moving to New Mexico for health reasons. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Corbin was a frequent contributor to publications including the Chicago Tribune and the Saturday Evening Po ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published July 7th 2003 by Museum of New Mexico Press
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May 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
I loved that this book weaves together Corbin's poetry with visual images of the Southwest because her poems are inherently visual. The poems use traditional elements from Native Americans, Mexican immigrants, and her own European American history. Corbin was editor of Poetry Magazine and was quite involved in literary circles with poets like Pound and Sandburg; she was fascinated by the idea of an emerging American poetry that should be taken seriously and still be applicable and accessible to ...more
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The book starts out quoting Tony Hillerman, an author who really reflects New Mexico, stating that that "something about New Mexico not only at attracts creative people but stimulates their creativity". The poems of this book seem to pull from and involve communities from throughout the state. The pictures follow the same approach and reflect a wide diversity.
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“Here is the desert of silence,
Blinking and blind in the sun--
An old, old woman who mumbles her beads
And crumbles to stone.”
“One will never remember
A greater thing when one dies
Than sunlight falling aslant long rows of corn,
Or rainy days heavy with grey sullen skies.”
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