Vol. 6 — Rooted: Poetics of Place
In the latest issue of Southwest Contemporary we ask, how does one belong in place? How does place inscribe itself in one’s consciousness? How are identities, histories, and geographies bound to place? From our first ever open call for pitches for the magazine, we received an overwhelming response from readers, writers, and artists who wanted to tell us their stories, musings, and meditations about their connections to this place. These stories have their roots in the land, in the specifics of the Southwest bioregions, in flora and fauna; they look at the place-bound built environment, in communities and cities; and consider the Southwest of the imagination and of the senses.
The Southwest occupies both mythic space and lived experience. Our sense of this place resides somewhere in between, created in the intersections of identity, perspective, and land. We hope you enjoy this latest issue of Southwest Contemporary and it inspires you to connect with this land and your place in it.
Edited by: Natalie Hegert.
Contributors: Trey Burns, Michelle E. Carreon, Hannah Dean, Colin Edgington, Erin Elder, Daisy Geoffrey, Scotti Hill, Eva-Marie Hube, Anna Prawdzik Hull, Steve Jansen, Devin King, Joy Miller, Briana Olson, Deborah Ross, Hills Snyder, Tyler Stallings, Lynn Trimble, Bianca Velasquez, Thao Votang, d. ward.
Cover art: Anh-Thuy Nguyen, Untitled #3 from Thuy & Sand, 2017, archival pigment print, 24 x 36 in.
Vol. 6 — Rooted: Poetics of Place — Fall-Winter 2022
Edition of 15,000
7.5 x 9.5 in, 136 pages
Perfect bound, offset-printed, full color on uncoated paper
Made in New Mexico
Printed in Colorado
Publication date: August 26, 2022