Items by Margaret Foley

The power of music, the power of obsession
Sarah Bird’s well-written novel The Flamenco Academy weaves the history of this dramatic dance form into a obsessed young woman’s search for identity.
The art of an alien landscape
In Westernness: A Meditation, poet and scholar Alan Williamson examines what it means to live in the West through the eyes of the region’s writers and artists
A real rain is what happens in New Mexico
The writer grew up in New Mexico and misses the cataclysmic monsoons that characterize that dry land