Join us for a reading to celebrate the launch of the latest issue of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review! Readers will include E. Kristin Anderson, J. Scott Brownlee, Nick Courtright, Jonathan Moody, and Sasha West.
Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review is a literary journal based in Austin, Texas that publishes poetry along with photographs, reviews, and essays. Since its debut in 1992, Borderlands continues to receive wide critical acclaim and garners a national readership.
E. Kristin Anderson is a poet, Prince fan, Starbucks connoisseur and glitter enthusiast living in Austin, Texas. She is the author of eight chapbooks, including We’re Doing Witchcraft; Pray, Pray, Pray: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night; and 17 seventeen XVII. Kristin is an editor at Red Paint Hill and once upon a time worked at The New Yorker.
J. Scott Brownlee is a poet-of-place from Llano, Texas. His books include Highway or Belief (Button Poetry), Ascension (Texas Review Press), Requiem for Used Ignition Cap (Orison Books), which won the 2016 Bob Bush Memorial Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters, and On the Occasion of the Last Old Camp Meeting in Llano County (Tree Light Books).
Nick Courtright is the author of Let There Be Light, called “a continual surprise and a revelation” by Naomi Shihab Nye, and Punchline, a National Poetry Series finalist. He is co-executive editor and book designer for Gold Wake Press, and the founder and executive editor of Atmosphere Press. His poetry has appeared in Harvard Review, The Southern Review, Kenyon Review Online, and Boston Review, among many others. His son, William, can usually be found reading a book or surrounded by Lego bricks.
Jonathan Moody received his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Cave Canem graduate fellow whose poetry has appeared in African American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands, Boston Review, The Common, Harvard Review Online, and other publications. He is the author of The Doomy Poems (Six Gallery Press); his second collection, Olympic Butter Gold, won the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. In summer 2017, he performed his work on the international stage and was the featured poet at the Culture Rapide in Paris, France and at the Art Bar Poetry Series in Toronto, Canada. Moody lives in Fresno, Texas, with his wife and son.
Sasha West’s first book, Failure and I Bury the Body, won the National Poetry Series and the Texas Institute of Letters First Book of Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, West Branch, Southern Review, Copper Nickel, and elsewhere. She is on the creative writing faculty at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX.