Casa Urraca Press feature: Amaris Ketcham & VB Price read new work, with Zach Hively

New Mexico poets Barrett Price and Amaris Ketcham read new work, in conversation with Zach Hively, author and publisher of Casa Urraca Press.


GLITCHES IN THE FBI, poems by Amaris Feland Ketcham are 30 found poems sourced from episodes of The X-Files and transformed into mysterious, curious, and surreal pieces.

INNOCENCE REGAINED: CHRISTMAS POEMS, by V. B. Price--A journalist, columnist, novelist, nonfiction author, and poet, Price has been writing a small collection of poems for friends and family each Christmas since the 1960s. This volume assembles a deep selection of those pieces, available as a collection for the first time.

WILD EXPECTATIONS, with poetry and photography in conversation -- imagery by the renowned photographer Magdalena Lily McCarson of Peña Blanca, with text by Zach Hively.

V. B. Price has worked continuously as a reporter and an environmental & political columnist since the 1960s, and he has been publishing poetry since 1962. His column runs weekly at He had the great privilege of teaching at UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning and in UNM’s Honors College for more than three decades. His nonfiction works include The Orphaned Land: New Mexico’s Environment Since the Manhattan Project, and his poetry collections include Chaco Trilogy, Memoirs of the World in Ten Fragments, and Broke and Reset. He lives in Albuquerque.

Amaris Feland Ketcham occupies her time with open space, white space, CMYK, flash nonfiction, long trails, f-stops, line breaks, and several Adobe programs running simultaneously. Her award-winning writing has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, The Los Angeles Review, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, the Utne Reader, and dozens of other venues. Her guidebook of New Mexico campgrounds is forthcoming from Menasha Ridge Press. Her previous book of poems, A Poetic Inventory of the Sandia Mountains, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2019. Her work with Poetic Routes has been adopted by the Albuquerque City Planning Department to use poetry as a means of understanding neighborhoods and community character throughout town. She has painted murals across Albuquerque, acted in a radio drama about the Badlands National Park, and taken students on multi-week camping trips along the Lewis and Clark Trail.

Zach Hively pokes holes in the world’s pockets just to see what falls out. His syndicated Fool’s Gold column twice earned first place from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies awards, and he’s won a Maxwell Medallion from the Dog Writers’ Association of America. He teaches writing workshops online and on location near Abiquiu. He is the founder and publisher of Casa Urraca Press, publishing poetry and creative nonfiction with an emphasis on Southwestern and New Mexico authors.

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Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 3:00pm
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SKU: 9781735151618

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Published: Finishing Line Press - August 19th, 2019