Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review

 


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Date: June 27, 2008
Contacts:
Alice Batt abatt@mail.utexas.edu
Ramona Cearley rcearley@hotmail.com 512-680-7635

Borderlands debuts summer issue July 17 at UT’s Writing Center
Austin, TX—Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Austin's small, prestigious literary journal, debuts its summer issue with a reading and photographic display Thursday, July 17, 2008, at 7 p.m. at the University of Texas Undergraduate Writing Center (UWC) located on campus at the Flawn Academic Center.

Edited by Alice Batt, the literary journal features poetry, reviews, and a photographic series on Los Cobanos, El Salvador. Austin poets whose new works are published in the summer issue include Robert Elzy Cogswell, Lynn Gilbert, Celeste Guzman Mendoza, Karl Richter and Frances Schenkkan,  among other poets throughout the region.

Highlighted in book reviews are the secret book of god by Richard Lance (Ric) Williams; Harlot by Jill Alexander Essbaum; and A Sweetness Rising: New and Selected Poems by Roberta Spear.
Los Cobanos, a small fishing village in El Salvador, is the focus of a photographic documentary series by Basil Seggos, who has worked with the families for several years, beginning with his assistance to the residents installing a drinking water filtration system. Information about the community is available at http://www.basil-elsalvador.blogspot.com/.

Seggos’ photographic images will be showcased at the literary reading. 

Hosted by UT’s Writing Center, the literary event is free and complimentary refreshments will be served.

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.
Visit the journal’s website at http://www.borderlands.org/ for more information.

Details about UT’s Undergraduate Writing Center, directed by Peg Syverson, are available at http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/uwc/about/contact/.

 


 

Austin, TX-Borderlands Debuts Fall Issue Nov. 18 with Literary Reading/Gallery Talk

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Austin's small, prestigious literary journal, debuts its fall issue with a reading and gallery talk Saturday, November 18, 2006, at 6 p.m. at its new studio space in the Terrace complex, 1101 Music Lane, Suite 343.

The literary reading features poets Usha Akella, Jack Brannon, and Zara Houshmand, among others. Photographer Polly Chandler www.pollychandler.com will present a gallery talk and exhibit her works at the event.

Free admission and complimentary refreshments.

The journal 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.

Visit the journal's website at www.borderlands.org for information about the journal.




Opening Reception/Gallery Talk featuring photographer Eduardo Vera

AUSTIN-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.

Opening reception is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m., along with a gallery talk and a preview of the upcoming fall/winter issue of Borderlands literary journal. Free admission; complimentary refreshments to be served.

A retrospective of Vera's work, UKIYA MUHUTZIEMIEME Imagen de la Memoria (Memory's Image), opens in November, 2006, at the Centro de Cultura Benemerito de las Americas in Coyoacan, Mexico City, hosted by Francisco Villa Betancourt (newphew of General Francisco Villa) and featuring performances by Zazhil and other musicians. The exhibit will feature Vera's extensive work documenting Mexican political and musical culture and other interests.

As a cultural promoter, Vera has organized concerts and produced music, books, and cultural events in Mexico and the United States.

Borderlands, a recipient of funding through the City of Austin cultural arts program, regularly features artists, poets, and writers-newcomers and established talent, in community events and through publication of the journal.

View Vera's work at:
http://www.eduardoveratlaloc.com/
http://www.photoshow.net/Tlaloc
http://www.zazhil.com
http://www.fotografia.net/

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