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.
Publications and Prizes
Little Sandwiches (Old Seventy Creek Press, 2013), Train to Chihuahua (Old Seventy Creek Press, 2008)
Gutter Eloquence, Illya's Honey, Red Fez, Red River Review, Rusty Truck, Texas Poetry Calendar, Windmills, Yellow Mama
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Listing last updated: February 17, 2013