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Mammoth publishes Diane Willie’s Short Fiction Chapbook: “Sharp Rocks”

frontcoverwillie-2.jpg$10.00   ISBN 978-1-939301-68-0, Staple-bound paper, 5.5” X 8.5” 24 pages.  2017. Order at www.mammothpublications.net ; mammothpubs@gmail.com; 1916 Stratford Rd. Lawrence KS 66044  $10@ plus shipping + Kansas tax. Discounts for multiple copies.These short stories collect the contemporary and mythic experiences of a young woman seeking identity in the American Southwest. Diane Willie, enrolled Dine (Navajo), moves among cultures, geographies, and time frames to renew stories of the Navajo Long Walk, La Llorona, and contemporary women who survive with courage and dignity.

Diane Willie is an instructor at the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She graduated from Haskell Indian Nations University with an Associates degree and the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Education. She has pursued graduate studies in Creative Writing and Education. She is from the Navajo tribe of New Mexico. Her favorite authors are Leslie Marmon Silko and Louise Erdrich.

image“Diane Willie’s original voice adds depth to 21st century stories of the American Southwest. Her mythical tales draw upon Navajo, Pueblo, Spanish, and Anglo histories to create her own mélange.  Always, the Native viewpoint structures Willie’s narratives. Read these as rituals of healing. The final message is one of hope, esperanza.”    Denise Low, former Kansas Poet Laureate


New poetry by DaMaris B. Hill, \ Vi-zə-bəl \ \ Teks-chərs \ (Visible Textures), available for order

\ Vi-zə-bəl \ \ Teks-chərs \ (Visible Textures) is a chapbook project of poems that incorporate digital DaMarisCover3.2.15 (3)humanities methods in creative expressions. The poems are inspired by GPS technologies.  The series contrasts details and physical spaces associated with an 1854 Indian Reservation map of Kansas and a 2013 highway map of Kansas. Some poems detail territories allocated to Indigenous American Nations.

 PAYPAL  (click on this link) $9.00 for web discount, single copies (or order multiple times). For larger orders, please contact          mammothpubs@gmail.com  and mention this special rate.

Staple-bound paper, 5.5” X 8.5”      Poetry     24 pages     $10.00   ISBN 978-1-939301-73-4  Cover art and interior illustration by Thomas Pecore Weso     April 1, 2015. Free shipping with online orders. 20% discount for orders of 5 or more. Check orders may be sent to 1916 Stratford Rd., Lawrence, KS 66044.

picture-5226-1421957972DaMaris B. Hill has a keen interest in the work of Toni Morrison and theories regarding “rememory” as a philosophy and aesthetic practice. She is inspired by the anxieties of contemporary existence that are further complicated by fears that some linear narratives of history fail to be inclusive, stating “I belong to a generation of people who do not fear death but are afraid that we may be forgotten.”  Currently, Dr. DaMaris B. Hill serves the University of Kentucky as an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and African American and Africana Studies.