By Laura Paskus
At the Precipice explores the question many of us have asked ourselves: What kind of world are we leaving to our children? The realities of climate change consume the media and keep us up at night worrying about the future. But in New Mexico and the larger Southwest, climate change has been silently wreaking havoc: average temperatures in the Upper Rio Grande Basin are increasing at double the global average, super fires like Las Conchas have devastated mountains, and sections of the Rio Grande are drying up.
Collected and with an Introduction by Joy Harjo, 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate
Forward By Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress
This companion anthology features each poem and poet from the project—including Natalie Diaz, Ray Young Bear, Craig Santos Perez, Sherwin Bitsui, and Layli Long Soldier, among others—to offer readers a chance to hold the wealth of poems in their hands. The chosen poems reflect on the theme of place and displacement and circle the touchpoints of visibility, persistence, resistance, and acknowledgment.
Edited by Bjørn Sletto, Joe Bryan, Alfredo Wagner, and Charles Hale
Shedding light on the innovative uses of participatory mapping emerging from Latin America’s marginalized communities, this diverse collection reconceptualizes what maps mean as representations of identity and place.
By Laura Harjo
Spiral to the Stars offers a critical and concrete map for community making that leverages Indigenous way-finding tools. Mvskoke narratives thread throughout the text, vividly demonstrating that theories come from lived and felt experiences. This is a must-have book for community organizers, radical pedagogists, and anyone wishing to empower and advocate for their community.
Land Acknowledgement by Rosie Thunderchief with Roger Fragua and Brophy Toledo
Preface by Suzanne Sbarge, Executive Director of 516 ARTS
Essays by curators Josie Lopez, PhD and Subhankar Banerjee & journalist Laura Paskus