Mixed Beans: Voices of the American SouthwestBy freeriverpress | August 18th, 2011 | Category: Mixed Beans | No Comments »
The stories and interviews for this series come from Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Subjects include ranching and cowboying, life in an Arizona border town, pastoral life in Hispanic mountain villages of fifty years ago, artists and writers of Santa Fe and Taos, drug trafficking, and more. These writings were developed in workshops in New Mexico (Santa Fe, Taos, Santa Cruz, and the Pueblo of Pojoaque) and Texas (Channing). Interviews were conducted in Douglas, Arizona, which has the largest Border Patrol station on the US/Mexican border. Some stories first appeared in Ayer y Ahora: Yesterday and Today: Stories from Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico and in Mixed Beans: Stories from New Mexico, Past and Present, both published by Free River Press.
Episodes in this category include: part 1: La Vecina Mala, part 2: Santa Fe Mix Up, part 3: Cowboys & Cowgirls, part 4 Wild West & Urban America, and part 5 Women of the West.