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Travis Blair is a 5th generation Texan named after the commander of the Alamo. He worked in the movie and theatre business for 30 years (AMC, United Artists, New World Pictures, Columbia, Orion, and Artisan Entertainment) before turning to poetry writing in 2001. He has two books of poetry published, Train to Chihuahua (Old Seventy Creek Press, 2008) – a collection of 50 poems about his adventures south of the border; and Little Sandwiches, (Old Seventy Creek Press, 2013) - a collection of love poems and erotic poems. His poetry also appears in Red Fez, Yellow Mama, Cause & Effect, Gutter Eloquence, Texas Poetry Calendar, Illya's Honey, Red River Review, Windmills, and several other literary publications. Travis lives a mile down the road from the University of Texas campus in Arlington where he earned his B.A. degree in English Literature. He currently serves as President of the Dallas Poets Community and is a member of the Writer’s League of Texas. Travis has two daughters and five grandchildren who also live in Arlington. He hides from them frequently in Manhattan and Mazatlan.
Fiction Writer, Poet
Royse City, TX
William Borden's novel, Dancing with Bears, is forthcoming from Livingston Press. His novel Superstoe, first published in the U.S. by Harper & Row and in England by Victor Gollancz, was reissued by Orloff Press. His short stories have won the PEN Syndicated Fiction Prize and The Writers Voice Competition and have been published in over 40 magazines and anthologies. Eurydice’s Song was published by Bayeux Arts, Calgary, Alberta, and St. Andrew’s Press, Laurinberg, NC. His poems have appeared in over 100 magazines and anthologies. Essays appeared in American Scholar and Flyway. The film adaptation of his play, The Last Prostitute, starring Sonia Braga, was shown on Lifetime Television. His plays have won over 100 competitions and have had over 300 productions throughout the world. He was Fiction Editor of The North Dakota Quarterly 1986-2002 and is Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at The University of North Dakota.