have been teaching Southwestern American Literature since 1972. I plan
to use this webpage to provide some of my thoughts about the area of
study. I will first put on line some of the papers, book reviews, and
articles I have written. Then I will provide new material to the site
as I have time.
will not provide as precise a definition of the Southwest as I did the
South Central. But I will have the eastern boundary at approximately
IH35 and IH37.
Through the Southwest This is an essay, with poems, that I published
in Southwestern American Literature, Spring, 1991, when Jim
Harris was still editing the publication in Hobbs.
plan to put up in the next few days much more material about Southwestern
Literature. My first new piece is a book review I wrote several years
ago about Charlotte Whaley's biography
of Nina Otero-Warren.