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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.
A product of an ethnically diverse family, I have lived most of my life in the Río Grande Valley of deep South Texas, where I divide my time between writing, editing, and teaching at the University of Texas Pan American. The Texas Institute of Letters recently awarded my book Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry the Soeurette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translation. I am the author of several other books, among them Shattering and Bricolage, Creature Feature, and The Seed: Stories from the River’s Edge. My research into local legends has been featured on the Discovery and Animal Planet channels as part of the show Monsters and Mysteries in America. Additionally, my work has been published or is forthcoming in various periodicals, including Rattle, Translation Review, Eye to the Telescope, Concho River Review, Interstice, BorderSenses, Illya’s Honey, James Gunn’s Ad Astra, 2015 Texas Poetry Calendar and Red River Review.
A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Jerry Bradley is poetry editor of Concho River Review, having founded and edited New Mexico Humanities Review for 17 years. He has been president of the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers.