The Maverick is dedicated to representing the New Mexico undergraduate student body through the online publication of in-class as well as extracurricular essays, research, art, and creative writing.
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- Kait Phistry is pursuing her degree in Graphic Design and is in her 2nd year of classes. After she graduates, she plans on becoming a freelance UX/UI designer. She spent her formative years in the Bay Area, and has been very influenced by the punk scene, local zines, art books, manga, and street art. She enjoys roller skating, hiking and cooking with her friends in her free time.
- Erin Campbell is a full-time Special Education teacher, wife, and mother. She is also an English Major who returned to college almost 20 years after obtaining her first degree in Science with the aspiration of being an English Language Arts teacher. Fantasy is her favorite genre and she especially loves the works of writers such as George RR Martin. Erin loves seeing all of the creativity in her high school student's works and she can't wait to see what new and amazing submissions WNMU students have to offer.
- Anais Orantez , born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, is in her sophomore year of pursuing an English degree with a double minor in Music and Communications. Her hope is to obtain an MFA in Creative Writing after undergraduate studies to gain the skills to craft her own collection of stories one day. In her free time, Anais enjoys reading, writing poetry, and embracing her cultural identity and musical skills by performing as a violinist with Mariachi Plata de WNMU.
- Heather Frankland is an Assistant Professor of English Composition at Western New Mexico University. She serves as the faculty liaison for The Maverick. She holds an MFA and a MPH from New Mexico State University. She was a Peace Corps and Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Peru and Panama. Professor Frankland has been published in various literary magazines, and she has a poetry chapbook set to be published next year. She loves words, music, dancing, travelling, and supporting students in their writing practices.
Mimbres Press: A Note About Our Name
Mimbres Press is named after the Mimbres people, whose culture thrived between 825 and 1450 CE. The Mimbres people lived in the Mimbres Valley in southern New Mexico, although their territories extended to parts of Arizona in the West and the Rio Grande in the Southeast. The culture is now known particularly for its pottery, which was the inspiration for our logo designed by artist Paul Hotvedt.
Bowl, Late Style III
Room 28, NAN Ranch Ruin, Grant County, NM
NAN Ranch Collection, 2011.26.9-792(28:B136A)