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Laruen Camp, New Mexico Poet Laureate 2022 to 2025.

Laruen Camp, New Mexico Poet Laureate 2022 to 2025.

Meticulous Answer           Inspired by artist Agnes Martin

Sat, Apr 1, 2023, 12:00am | By Lauren Camp

My mind keeps moving. The country is nearly at war with satisfactionor could be.I want to set down my mind. A miniature lullaby. Watch the sloshing water, lost list, crisscrossed waves, a glass pane.One...

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Dr. Meta L. Christy

Dr. Meta L. Christy Credit: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Healer of the Unseen:  Dr. Meta L. Christy

Mon, Jan 30, 2023, 8:56am | By Ina Jane

Although systemic racism in America attempts to ensure the odds remain stacked against African Americans, Dr. Meta L. Christy proceeded to pave the way for many aspiring future Black doctors. As the first...

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Luminarias light up adobe wall in New Mexico.

Luminarias light up adobe wall in New Mexico. Credit: Photo Courtesy Leeanna Torres.

Little brown bags: A brief meditation on a Nuevo Mexico tradition

Thu, Dec 1, 2022, 9:25am | By Leeanna Teresa Martinez y Torres

  How many candles come in a pack?  How many paper sacks will accompany each pack of lights? How many to get? And will it be enough? These are the decisions before me, in the aisle of...

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Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of the Great West, Volume I. 1855. James A. Roberts. Greenville, TN.

Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of the Great West, Volume I. 1855. James A. Roberts. Greenville, TN.

Map of the Indian Territory, Northern Texas and New Mexico, Showing the Great Western Prairies

Sun, Jul 25, 2021, 11:56am | By Ellen Dornan

Josiah Gregg's 1844 map is ostensibly included in Commerce of the Prairies to help the gentle reader follow the “Wild West” adventure to an exotic, foreign destination, but that neutrality is quickly belied by a closer look.

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National Parks Service; “Journey’s End” Artist Reynaldo “Sonny” Rivera, in collaboration with landscape architect Richard Borkovetz

National Parks Service; “Journey’s End” Artist Reynaldo “Sonny” Rivera, in collaboration with landscape architect Richard Borkovetz Credit: National Park Service

The Santa Fe Trail

Fri, May 28, 2021, 1:51pm | By Thomas Chavez

For much of its history New Mexico was an island in the wilderness, a unique European settlement among Native cultures in the middle of the continent distant from the so-called frontier lines of the United States and Mexico

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Credit: Mural near International Border Crossing as seen with AR viewer. (screengrab of the Augment El Paso app) Credit: Ellen Dornan, photographer

Why is El Paso in Texas?

Fri, Aug 27, 2021, 2:49pm | By Ellen Dornan

Today, Southern New Mexicans frequently cross the border to El Paso, Texas, to enjoy shopping and entertainment, perhaps appreciating the culture without understanding the long history of why El Paso...

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Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these blog posts/articles do not necessarily represent those of the New Mexico Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Reflections on the Black Footprint in New Mexico

Wed, Jan 31, 2024, 12:00am
By Darryl Wellington

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Hate Valentine’s Day? Try Celebrating It Anyway

Tue, Jan 30, 2024, 8:57pm
By Monika Dziamka

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Where are the Humanities in the Climate Crisis?

Tue, Jan 2, 2024, 9:52am
By Thomas Cole

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A Muslim Fitting into New Mexico

Tue, Jan 2, 2024, 9:29am
By Ryqir Haden

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Krampus is Coming: Why Halloween is Actually Just the Start of Spooky Season

Thu, Nov 30, 2023, 3:22pm
By Monika Dziamka

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