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New Mexico Remembers 9/11
New Mexico Remembers 9/11

New Mexico Remembers 9/11

Edited by Patricia Walkow


250 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.95 (CA $19.95) (US $14.95)

Publication Date: October 2020

ISBN 9781951122102

Rights: WOR

Artemesia Publishing, LLC (Oct 2020)


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As we approach the twentieth anniversary of the attacks, readers of these stories and poems will understand New Mexico may have been physically far from the devastation, but its heart was just next door

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 seared themselves into America's collective memory. Non-stop images of collapsing towers, airlines flying into buildings, and a low-flying jet plunging into the Pentagon cannot be forgotten. Recordings of phone conversations between doomed passengers on United Fight 93—who knew about the previous attacks—and their loved ones on the ground, play over and over in our ears. In the subsequent days and months, much was said about New York and Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. It was as though the rest of the country disappeared. The media people seemed to ignore the reality that the United States was attacked, that people in states like Missouri, Oregon, Alabama, or New Mexico were also terrorized. Aftershocks of the event spread far and wide. This anthology captures the 9/11/2001 experiences of New Mexican writers. Some witnessed the event first-hand. Some were still in school, or out of the country. But all of them now live in The Land of Enchantment, the state snuggled between Texas and Arizona. The talented contributors to New Mexico Remembers 9/11 offer enlightening, sometimes heart-wrenching prose, thoughtful analysis, and evocative poetry. What did they see? Do? How have they coped since then? What did they tell their children? How did they get home? Who got angry? Who retreated into themselves?

Author Biography

Patricia Walkow is an award-winning author and editor. She is a member of the Corrales Writing Group, SouthWest Writers, New Mexico Press Women, Military Writers Society of America, and The National Federation of Press Women. A former Fortune 200 systems manager, Ms. Walkow is also editor emeritus of Corrales MainStreet News. Her editing has been honored by both New Mexico Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women. Her writing has won awards at the state, national, and international levels for full-length books, short stories, and essays; her work appears in over a dozen anthologies. Ms. Walkow contributes regularly to newspapers, magazines, and anthologies in paper and electronic formats She lives in Corrales, New Mexico with her husband, cats, and one very spoiled dog. Additional Contributors: Joe Brown, John J. Candelaria, Pete Christensen, Teresa Civello, Brenda Cole, Mary E. Dorsey, Jesse Ehrenberg, Colin Patrick Ennen, Roger Floyd, Ryan P. Freeman, Cornelia Gamlem, Paul D. Gonzales, Loretta Hall, Joyce Hertzoff, Marilyn L. Pettes Hill, Rose Marie Kern, Carolyn Kuehn, Gayle Lauradunn, Dianne R. Layden, Elaine Carson Montague, Sylvia Ramos Cruz, Janet Ruth, Walter Walkow, Dan Wetmore