Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review

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Borderlands Issue 43 Launch

Malvern Books Nov. 7, 2015 @ 3 PM

Celebrate Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review’s latest issue 43 at Malvern Books, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at 3 PM. Keynote poet is Jonathan Moody, author of award-winning Olympic Butter Gold (Northwestern University Press, 2015), exploring his coming-of-age experience during the evolution of American hip-hop culture. Reviewer Sequoia Maner touts Moody’s work as “funny, daring and imaginative.” New issue also highlights an in-depth, thoughtful and candid interview of Moody by editor Ryan Sharp.

In conjunction with our launch, featured artist Sabine Zimmer talks about her art series on display Nov. 2 to Nov. 16 at Malvern Books. Zimmer’s artwork includes the iconic Route 66 – a contemporary view of the Southwest against the backdrop of ancient lands.



Borderlands Issue 42 Launch

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 3PM
Malvern Books
613 West 29th Street
Austin, Texas 78705

Featured poet: Celeste Guzman Mendoza

Special section on Canto Mundo Fellows

Rebecca Dietz photography series Wonder Worlds will be exhibited at Malvern Books April 25 to May 9.


Issue 41 Launch Event

Join us to celebrate issue 41 launch at Malvern Books
613 W. 29th Street
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Keynote poet is Sasha West, author of Failure and I Bury the Body (Harper Perennial), winner of the National Poetry Series and the Texas Institute of Letters First Book of Poetry Award.

Among poets published in new issue are José Angel Araguz, Allison Davis, John Fry, D. Trinidad Hanks, Cindy Huyser, David Meischen, Sam Sax, Shonna Skarda and Steve Wilson.

Artwork by Noah Baumwoll showcases his series of welded steel sculptures of Hindu deities. Visit to view his engaging work.

Event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you!

Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St., 512-322-2097



Issue 40 Celebration

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 3PM
Malvern Books
613 W. 29th St., Austin TX 78705

Keynote poet: Laurie Ann Guerrero, San Antonio’s poet laureate and author of A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying (Notre Dame Press, 2013).

Readers: Ken Fontenot, Jonathan Moody, Anis Shivani, Steve Wilson and Scott Wiggerman.

Photography by Joel Salcido from his current touring exhibit Aliento A Tequila.

Musical guests: Westgate Revival

Refreshments. Open to public. Free.

Join us!


Tune in to 91.7FM KOOP’s Writing on the Air Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 6PM featuring an interview with editor Ryan Sharp and issue 40 featured poet Laurie Ann Guerrero. Program producer and host Francois Pointeau.



Issue 39 Launch and Reading

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 2 PM
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Rotunda Gallery

Issue 39 showcases photographs by Bill Kennedy from the exhibit Views of the Capitol: 125 Years in the Making, a collaborative project facilitated by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Museum, on display through December.

This event will include readings by Christian Bancroft and Nick Courtright, acoustic performances by Ariel Herrera and Joey Listrom, and exhibit remarks by John Anderson and Bill Kennedy.

Free and open to the public.



Issue 38 Launch Celebration
May 4, 2013, 5PM
House Wine
408 Josephine Street
Austin, Texas, 78704 (map)

Complimentary refreshments and appetizers, free and open to the public.

New issue features local poets Shonna Skarda, Ken Fontenot and Laurie Saurborn Young, among others.

Book review highlights include Ken Fontenot’s In a Kingdom of Birds (winner of the Texas Institute of Letters 2013 Best Book of Poetry Award), Danielle Seller's 'expertly plotted' Bone Key Elegies and Laurie Saurborn Young’s exquisite Carnavoria.

Special musical performance showcasing singer/songwriter Ariel Herrera (lead vocalist of 2013 Jam Fest winner Circus).

Cover and art series ‘The Power of Place’ by Andrew Barthelmes.



Celebrates New Winter Issue at BookWoman Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, 3:30 PM

Join us to celebrate Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review's new winter issue with a reading and exhibit Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at BookWoman, 5501 North Lamar Blvd., in Austin.

Led by guest editor Joe Ahearn, the reading will feature poets Chad Bennett, Carolina Ebeid, Shamala Gallagher, Kurt Heinzelman, Jeffrey Pethybridge, and Judy Jensen. Artist Marilyn Flanegan will discuss her artwork on display and showcased in the new issue.

Complimentary refreshments and free admission.

The journal is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin's future.


Fourth Sunday:
A Community of Poets

Sunday, Jan. 24, 4:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Sunset Valley
5601 Brodie Lane, Austin, Texas

Community of Poets will feature poets from the Austin Poetry Society's 60th Anniversary issue, Reflections. Katherine Durham Oldmixon will host featured poets Deb Akers, Mary Ellen Branan, Elzy Cogswell, Ralph Hausser, Christa Pandey, Jason Carrs, Shubh Bala Schiesser and others. For more information please contact us at


Issue #33 Fall/Winter 2009 Reading
Saturday, November 21, 2009, 7:00 PM
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, Texas

Edited by Judy Jensen, Borderlands' upcoming issue features poetry, reviews and a photographic series on the Great Inagua, Bahamas, by Emily Ann Griffin. Local poets whose new works are published in the fall issue include Joe Ahearn, Alice Batt, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Cindy Huyser, David Meischen, 2010 Texas Poet Laureate karla k. morton, Katherine Durham Oldmixon, Kathleen Pierce and Abe Louise Young, among others.

Highlighted in book reviews are Paul Martin’s Closing Distances reviewed by Barbara Crooker and Mario Susko’s Closing Time reviewed by Amy Schrader.


Fourth Sunday: A Community of Poets
Sunday, October 25, 2009, 4:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Sunset Valley
5601 Brodie Lane, Austin, Texas

Community of Poets will feature recent past editors of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, including: Usha Akella, Deb Akers, Robert Ayres, Alice Batt, Kurt Heinzelman, Zara Houshmand, Katherine Durham Oldmixon and D'Arcy Randall. For more information please contact us at


Fourth Sunday: A Community of Poets
Sunday, Sept 27, 2009, 4:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Sunset Valley
5601 Brodie Lane, Austin, Texas

This month's reading will feature young poets from the They Speak Youth Project, hosted Tova Charles, presented by Deb Akers.

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An Evening of Art and Poetry at RANE Gallery
Co-sponsored by Borderlands and RANE Gallery

Saturday, September 19, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
214 Ledoux Street
Taos, New Mexico 87571

Join us for an ekphrasis event—a poetry reading from the spring/summer 2009 issue of Borderlands—featuring the Blanton Poetry Project and Interwoven Illuminations II.

With special appearance of Borderlands guest editor Katherine Durham Oldmixon, the event features poets Mary Cisper, Madelyn Garner, Jane Lin, Judith Rane, Michael Smith and Andrea Watson.


Fourth Sunday: A Community of Poets
Sunday, July 26, 2009, 4:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Sunset Valley

BORDERLANDS' COMMUNITY OF POETS series will feature the Sunset Valley Farmers Market Poet, Jena Gessaman & Friends, including Irina Astra, Norm Ballinger, Guiseppe Taurino, Jill Meyers, Karyna McGlynn, Irwin Tang, Debbie Gonzales, Liberty Heise, Thom Moon 10, Doug Gessaman, Ellis McClane and Lila Weatherly.

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Literary reading and exhibit:

Saturday, July 11, 2009, 3 p.m.
Blanton Museum of Art
America/Americas Gallery
UT-Austin campus, MLK at Congress

Parking is available across the street from the museum at the Brazos Parking Garage.

Literary reading in celebration of Borderlands' summer issue inspired by the Blanton Poetry Project. Edited by Katherine Durham Oldmixon, this issue focuses on ekphrastic poetry. A special section co-curated by Kurt Heinzelman and D'Arcy Randall explores artwork from the museum's collections. This issue will be on sale at the event, courtesy of the Blanton gift shop.


Fourth Sunday: A Community of Poets
Sunday, June 28, 2009, 4:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Sunset Valley
5601 Brodie Lane, (512)-899-3370

BORDERLANDS' COMMUNITY OF POETS series will feature poets from recent issues of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, including Zara Houshmand, J. Todd Hawkins, Joanne Holladay, Frances Schenkkan, Ralph Hausser, Cindy Williams Gutiérrez, and others, hosted by Deb Akers.

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Fourth Sunday: A Community of Poets
Sunday, February 22, 2009, 4:00 PM
Barnes & Noble, Sunset Valley

Reading will feature young poets Charu Sharma, Nicole Updegrove, Ali Doerscher, Kathryn Sabrsula, Mat Wojik, Tegan Jacobson, Rachel Lutz, Melissa Ragsdale, Clayton Neuman, Shea Gordon and Elise Powell from the Westwood High School Creative Writing Program. Hosted by F. J. Schaack, instructor. For more information contact us at or Barnes & Noble / Jo Virgil at  (512-899-3370)

Celebration of Borderlands fall/winter 2007 issue

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review debuts its fall/winter 2007 issue with a literary reading Sunday, November 18, at 4 p.m. at BookWoman, 918 W. 12th Street (12th at Lamar), Austin, Texas, 512-472-2785.

Photographer Elizabeth Hoisington, whose work is featured in the new issue, will also showcase her photographs at BookWoman.

Free admission and complimentary refreshments.

Borderlands journal is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.


Book Release and Reading

12th and Lamar, Austin, Texas
Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 7 p.m.

Laura Van Prooyen, former Borderlands editor, reads from her first new book of poetry, Inkblot and Altar (Pecan Grove Press).


Opening Reception/Gallery Talk

Oct. 7, 2006 at 6:30 p.m

New works by Eduardo Vera, photographer from Guadalajara Mexico, will be featured Oct. 7-27, 2006, at Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review's studio space, 1101 Music Lane, Suite 343.

Gallery talk followed by a preview of the upcoming fall/winter issue of Borderlands literary journal. Free admission; complimentary refreshments to be served.

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