Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review


For Immediate Release

Contact: Ramona Cearley Borderlands 512-680-7635

PSA for Bullock Texas State History Museum

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 2:00PM

Poetry readings, acoustic performances and exhibit talks

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review is turning 21 this year! In celebration, Borderlands will launch issue 39 at the Bullock Museum Third Floor Rotunda Gallery. Our anniversary issue 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.

Highlighting the engaging program are readings by Christian Bancroft and Nick Courtright; acoustic performances by Ariel Herrera and Joey Listrom; and exhibit remarks by John Anderson and Bill Kennedy.

This community event is free and open to the public.

Based in Austin, Borderlands first published in 1992 and continues to garner critical acclaim, along with a diverse national readership. Visit the journal’s website for details.

The journal is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at



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July 2013

Founding editor of Borderlands, Dorothy Ellis Barnett has published Road Songs: A Memoir of Life on the Road, a collection of elegiac and deeply moving lyrical essays about an early childhood on the road.




Date: July 19, 2011

Judy Jensen, editor, 512-913-8899
Ramona Cearley, director, 512-680-7635

Borderlands events Saturday July 23, 2011, launch summer issue

AUSTIN, TX – Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Austin's small, prestigious literary journal, debuts its summer issue with multiple events Saturday, July 23, 2011.

Edited by Judy Jensen, the summer issue launches with a reading and art display Saturday, July 23, at 3 p.m., at the Clive Bar, 609 Davis Street, Austin, Texas.

Poets scheduled to read include Joe Ahearn, Marian Aitches, Jenny Browne, Panika M. C. Dillon, Celeste Mendoza, Leanna Petronella, Jeff Utzinger, Scott Wiggerman and Laurie Sauborn Young. Local poets reading works by poets featured in the new issue include Dorothy Barnett (for Linda Bierds), Judy Jensen (for Malachi Black), D’Arcy Randall (for Josh Booton), David Meischen (for Patrick Ryan Frank), Suzanne Geiger (for Sam Magavern) and Chris Leche (for Mary Ruefle).

The new issue showcases a unique ‘Rear View’ art series of vintage cars by New York-based artist Gwendolyn.

Following the reading, an opening exhibit hosted by St. Vincent de Paul Vintage Boutique and Thrift Shop, 1327 S. Congress, will introduce Gwendolyn and showcase her paintings in the store’s front windows in keeping with vintage items from the store. Meet the artist from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at St. Vincent de Paul store.

Oscar Bravo, New York musician new to the Austin area, opens events at both locations with acoustical originals. Free admission at both locations. Borderlands is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.





Date: 11/2/09
Contact: Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review
Judy Jensen, Editor,
512 913 8899

Borderlands hosts literary reading Nov. 21 at BookWoman

Austin, TX—Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Austin's small, prestigious literary journal, debuts its fall issue with a reading Saturday, November 21, 2009, at 7 p.m. at BookWoman, 5501 North Lamar Blvd.

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, Joe Blanda, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Cindy Huyser, David Meischen, 2010 Texas Poet Laureate karla k. morton, Katherine Durham Oldmixon, Kathleen Peirce 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. The journal is funded in part by the City of Austin cultural arts program and regularly features newcomers as well as established poets, writers, artists and photographers. Visit the journal’s website at for submission guidelines.



Barnes & Noble Sunset Valley

Jo Virgil
Community Relations Manager
Barnes & Noble Sunset Valley
5601 Brodie Lane
Austin, TX.  78745
ph.  512-899-3370 or 892-3493
fax 512-891-0529



A Community of Poets

Premier Event:

Sunday, September 28, at 4:00 PM


Students from Stephen F. Austin High School

Beginning September 28, 2008, Barnes & Noble Sunset Valley, in conjunction with Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, will host a new monthly poetry event – Fourth Sunday: A Community of Poets.

Each reading will spotlight a local group or theme and will feature poetry from local school students or from the award-winning adult community of poets. Austin is known for its support of the arts and for its nationally recognized local poetry community, so Barnes & Noble is honored to be the home of the monthly event.

The premier event on Sunday, September 28, at 4:00 PM, will feature students from Stephen F. Austin High School – from Beacons, the school’s literary club, and from the classes of Eric J. Cruz. The event will be hosted by Eric Cruz and Cassandra Wilson.

This event, like all Barnes & Noble events, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jo Virgil at the email or phone number listed above. Information on October’s event and subsequent events will be available soon.

Borderlands is a recipient of funding through the City of Austin cultural arts program and regularly features newcomers as well as established poets, writers, artists and photographers.



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