Broken And Reset: Selected Poems 1966-2006 mirrors poet V. B. Price's self-education. Written while he was earning a living as a reporter, columnist, editor, and teacher, the poems explore the great learning experiences of his life, his attraction to New Mexico and Chaco Canyon, and his struggle to make sense of the modern world. The title ""Broken and Reset"" reflects this journey, illustrating the healing process that Price embraced in New Mexico and the great learning experiences of his life.
V. B. Price is the recipient of the Arts Alliance Bravo Award for Excellence in Literary Arts, the Erna Fergusson Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Alumni Association of the University of New Mexico, and the ACLU-NM First Amendment Award. His books include The Oddity and Albuquerque: A City at the End of the World (both UNM Press).