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Jack Crocker

Subjects: Poetry

Jack Crocker is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, and professor of English, at Western New Mexico University. He has held various faculty and administrative positions, including at the University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University, where he was founding Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Having attended college on basketball and baseball scholarships, he has a B.A. in English from Delta State University, an M.A. in English from Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in English from Texas Tech University. His poetry has been widely published in a variety of journals and anthologies. In 2009 the Texas Review Press published a collection—The Last Resort. His latest volume of poems, published by the Mimbres Press of Western New Mexico University, in September 2021, is The Algorithm of I. He lives in Silver City, New Mexico with his wife Jodi and two children, Jessi and William.


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Katherine Oubre

Subjects: Academic

Katherine Oubre is Associate Professor of English, Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences (ALAS) coordinator, and Humanities Department Chair at Western New Mexico University. She received her PhD from the University of Arizona in 2000 with a dissertation on contemporary American women’s nature writing. Her current research interests include American environmental literature, American Romanticism, and the novel. In addition to her passion for teaching, she enjoys walking, hiking, and backpacking in the glorious Gila National Forest with her husband Nick and their two dogs Bjorn and Betty.

 


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Phillip Schoenberg

Subjects: Academic

Phillip Schoenberg is Associate Professor of philosophy, and director of the Millennium III Honors Program at Western New Mexico University. He received his PhD from the University of New Mexico in 2016 with a dissertation on secularity and modernity. His current research interests include Philosophy as a Way of Life and American Transcendentalism. Besides teaching and research, he enjoys backpacking, fly-fishing, and spending time with his wife and two children.

 


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Yen Chu

Subjects: Academic

Yen Chu was born in Taichung, Taiwan, before her family immigrated to the U.S.As an East Asian, she learned to speak Mandarin Chinese at home and English at school, becoming fascinated with the dichotomy of Asian versus American culture. She immersed herself in the rich and colorful lifestyle of Silver City, New Mexico, studying the methods by which people may communicate and connect despite their differences. Now pursuing a BFA in Ceramics alongside a minor in Literature and Cell and Molecular Biology, she seeks to understand the networks that link people through the fine arts.


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Arturo Magaña Amaya

Subjects: Poetry
Arturo Magaña Amaya was schooled on the US/Mexico border, in the farming town of Somerton, Arizona, and the fishing town of El Golfo de Santa Clara, México. He has worked in human rights, providing aid to people who lost loved ones crossing the border. This is his first book.

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M. John Fayhee

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For twelve years, M. John Fayhee was the editor of the Mountain Gazette. He was a longtime contributing editor at Backpacker magazine. A two-time Colorado Book Awards finalist, his work has appeared in Canoe & Kayak, the High Country News, REI Co-Op Journal, Overland journal, Islands, Adventure Travel, Men’s Fitness, New Mexico Magazine and many others. Fayhee has hiked on five continents and has completed the Appalachian, Colorado, Arizona, and Inca trails, as well as the Colorado section of the Continental Divide Trail. Fayhee is, improbably enough, a New Mexico Humanities Council Scholar. He lives in Gila Country with his wife, Gay Gangel-Fayhee.


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  • A Long Tangent - Musings by an old man & his young dog hiking every day for a year
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