Burn Lake by Carrie Fountain
Call Number: OVERDRIVE EBOOK
Set in southern New Mexico, where her family's multicultural history is deeply rooted, the poems in Carrie Fountain's first collection explore issues of progress, history, violence, sexuality, and the self. "Burn Lake" weaves together the experience of life in the rapidly changing American Southwest with the peculiar journey of Don Juan de Oñate, who was dispatched from Mexico City in the late sixteenth-century by Spanish royalty to settle the so-called New Mexico Province, of which little was known. Fountain was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Texas. She lives in Austin, TX.