Last Updated on February 11, 2021

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Brown, Rebecca. Mouth Trap. 2nd ed., Arc Pair Press, 2019. 79pp. $14.00. ISBN 978-1-73397190-0-4

Bunn, Chelsea. Forgiveness. Finishing Line Press, 2019. 42 pp. $14.99. ISBN 978-163534-903-0

Cantú, Norma Elia. Cabañuelas. University of New Mexico Press, 2019. 304pp. $19.95. ISBN 978-0-8263-6061-8

Cole, Douglas. The White Field: A Novel. Touch Point Press, 2020. 185pp. $16.99. ISBN 978-1-952816-07-9

Cooperman, Robert. The Devil Who Raised Me. Lithic Press, 2019. 104pp. $17.00. ISBN 978-1946-583116

Evans, Max. The King of Taos: A Novel. University of New Mexico Press, 2020. 176pp. $24.95. ISBN 978-0-8263-6164-6

Fedewa, Marilyn. Dark Eyes, Lady Blue: María of Ágreda. Texas Tech University Press, 2020. 172pp. $19.95. ISBN 978-1-68283-056-7

Foust, Rebecca. The Unexploded Ordinance Bin. Swan Scythe Press, 2019. 49pp. $16.00. ISBN 978-1-930454-47-7

Garrett-Davis, Josh. What is a Western? Region, Genre, Imagination. U of Oklahoma P, 2019. 171 pp. $24.95. ISBN 978-0-8061-6394-9

Gifford, John. Red Dirt Country: Field Notes and Essays on Nature. U of Oklahoma P, 2019. 200pp. $19.95. ISBN 978-0-8061-6330-7

Golden, Renny. The Music of Her Rivers: Poems. U of New Mexico P, 2019. 104pp. $18.95. ISBN 978-0-8263-6077-9

Greinke, Eric. Invisible Wings: Poems. Presa Press, 2019. 63 pp. $24.95. ISBN 978-1-7325182-0-9

Harris, Charles H. and Louis R. Sadler. The Texas Rangers in Transition: From Gunfighters to Criminal Investigators, 1921-1935. University of Oklahoma Press, 2019. 656 pp. [Advance Reader’s Edition]

Hoahwah, Sy. Ancestral Demon of a Grieving Bride: Poems. U of New Mexico P, 2021. 64pp. $18.95. ISBN 978-0-8263-622-6

Hull, Jennifer. Shook: An Earthquake, A Legendary Mountain Guide, and Everest’s Deadliest Day. University of New Mexico Press, 2020. 256pp. $19.95. ISBN 978-0-8263-6194-3

Johnson, Will. If or When I Call: A Novel. Goliad Media, 2020. 260pp. $16.00. ISBN 978-0-9985554-6-1 (ARC)

Loeffler, Jack. Headed into the Wind: A Memoir. U of New Mexico P, 2019. 288pp. $27.95. ISBN 978-0-8263-6100-4

Looney, George. The Worst May Be Over: Stories. Elixir Press, 2020. 175pp. $19.00. ISBN 978-1-932-41873-6

Mallick, Suman. The Black-Marketer’s Daughter. Atmosphere Press, 2020. 151pp. $17.99. ISBN 978-1-64826-154-1. ARC

Maricic, Steven J. Defense Mechanism. Beeline Press, 2019. 312 pp. $16.95. ISBN 978-1-628159-70-7

Miller, Lynn C. The Unmasking: A Novel. University of New Mexico Press, 2020. 232 pages. $19.95. ISBN 978-0-8263-6171-4

Nance, Susan. Rodeo: An Animal History. U of Oklahoma P, 2020. 294pp. $36.95. ISBN 978-0-8061-6502-8

Northerns, Janice. Some Electric Hum: Poems. Lamar University Literary Press, 2020. 120pp. $15.00. ISBN 978-1-942956-79-2

O’Neill, Bill. The Definition of Empty: Poems. University of New Mexico Press, 2021. 80pp. $18.95. ISBN 978-0-8263-6223-0

Poch, John, ed. Gracious: Poems from the 21st Century South. Texas Tech University Press, 2020. 273pp. $39.95. ISBN 978-1-68283-064-2

Riley, Brett. Comanche: A Novel. Imbrifex Books, 2020. 334pp. $25.00. ISBN 978-1-9455013-6-4

Rodríquez, José Antonio. This American Autopsy: Poems. University of Oklahoma Press, 2019. 76 pp. $14.95. ISBN 978-0-8061-6396-3

Seale, Jan. A Lifetime of Words. Lamar University Literary Press, 2020. 225pp. $17.00. ISBN 978-1-942956-80-8

Shuttleworth, Red. Eight Monologues from Americana West. Humanitas Media Publishing, 2019. 59 pp. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-687538-10-9

Shuttleworth, Red. Tumbledown: A Play. Humanitas Media Publishing, 2019. 134 pp. $14.99. ISBN 978-1-687570-74-1

Shuttleworth, Red. Wolf Moon: Poems. Blue Horse Press, 2020. 49pp. $15.00. ISBN 978-0-578-65484-3

Spireng, Matthew J. Good Work. Evening Street Press, 2020. 86pp. $15.00. ISBN 978-1-937347-59-8

Stewart, Penn. The Water in Our Veins. Big Wonderful Press, 2019. 60 pp. $11.99. ISBN 978-1-937806-11-8

Taylor, Chuck. I Tried to Be Free: Personal Memoirs. Hercules Publishing, 2019. 287pp. $12.99. ISBN 978-0-578-60424-4

Troisi, Gina. The Angle of Flickering Light. Vine Leaves Press, 2021. 225pp. $14.99. ISBN 978-1-925965-48-3

Vinson, Michael. Bluffing Texas Style: The Arsons, Forgeries, and High-Stakes Poker Capers of Rare Book Dealer Johnny Jenkins. U of Oklahoma P, 2020. 236pp. $21.95. ISBN 978-0-8061-6542-4

Wheatcroft-Pardue, Ken. What I Did Not Tell You. Hungry Buzzard Press, 2021. 122pp. $17.00. ISBN 978-1-7350976-0-2

Williams, Donald Mace. The Sparrow and the Hall. 2018. 190 pp. $15.10. ISBN 978-0-691-14315-5

Williams, John Sibley. As One Fire Consumes Another. Orison Books, 2019. 86 pp. $16.00. ISBN 978-1-949039-01-6

Wittliff, Bill. The Devil’s Fork. University of Texas Press, 2019. 172 pp. $29.95. ISBN 978-1-4773-1758-7

Zanelli, Alessio. The Secret of Archery. Greenwich Exchange, 2019. 66pp. $17.00. ISBN 978-1-910996-30-0

Zdanys, Jonas. The Angled Road: Collected Poems: 1970-2020. Lamar University Literary Press, 2020. 286pp. $24.95. ISBN 978-1-942956-76-1