Price, V. B. (Vincent Barrett)

Alternative names
Birth 1940-08-30

Biographical notes:

Poet, editor, writer and teacher. Born in Los Angeles, Calif. in 1940. Educated in California and New Mexico.

From the description of V. B. Price papers, 1960-2004. (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 31469585

V.B. Price, poet, editor, writer and teacher, was born August 30, 1940 in Los Angeles,California. He received a BA in Anthropology in 1962 from the University of New Mexico, where he also did post graduate work.

Price started working as a newspaper reporter for the Albuquerque Tribune in 1966. He worked as the city editor for the New Mexico Independent from 1971 to l978. He was editor of Century Magazine from l980 to 1983, editor of New Mexico Magazine from 1984 to l985, and worked as a columnist for the Albuquerque Tribune from l985 to its closing in 2008.

Price, as both a poet and journalist, writes with a dynamic, honest, and witty style. His writing also displays a working knowledge of national, state, and local government, contemporary U.S.politics, and foreign policy. Subjects that Price is committed to in his writing include New Mexicohistory and culture, the environment, and urban development and planning.

Books, anthologies, collaborations, contributions, and other publications Price has produced include Pueblo Style and Regional Architecture (1989), Six Albuquerque Photographers (l989), Chaco Body (1991), Anasazi Architecture and American Design (1997), Seven Deadly Sins (1997), Chaco Trilogy (1998), Albuquerque: A City at the End of the World (2003), The Oddity (2004), In Company: An Anthology of New Mexico Poets after 1960 (2004), MythWaking - Homeric Hymns: A Modern Sequal, (2004), Death Self: A Collaboration with Rini Price (2005), Canyon Gardens:The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest (2006), Broken and Reset: Selected Poems 1966 to 2006 (2007), The University of New Mexico (2009), and The Orphaned Land: New Mexico's Environment Since the Manhattan Project (2011). His service and dedication to the Southwest are represented by his contributions to the community. The significance of Price's writings are reflected in his appointments to various boards of directors, trustees, advisors, councils and panelsin the fields of poetry, orchestra, dance, arts and the humanities.

Note: Biography updated in June 2011 by V. B. Price.

From the guide to the V. B. Price Papers, 1960-2004, (University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research.)


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  • Photographs
  • Poets, American--20th century
  • Excavations (Archeology)
  • Archaeology
  • Journalism
  • Poets, American--New Mexico--20th Century
  • Journalism--New Mexico


  • Writer, Prose, Fiction and Nonfiction


  • Chaco Canyon (N.M.) (as recorded)
  • New Mexico (as recorded)