Karai Senryū was born in 1718 in Edo. A town official and frequent judge of poetry contests, he was responsible for popularizing a lighter, more whimsical variation of haiku that now bears his name (senryū). Before his passing at the age of 73, he composed the following jisei or death…
On August 1, I’ll be at Barnes & Noble Northcross in McAllen, Texas, from 2 pm to 3 pm, reading from my YA fantasy novel THE SMOKING MIRROR, answering questions and signing books. I will probably also talk about and share from BORDER LORE as well.
Today at a conference, TEDxMcAllen revealed the roster for our local TED event, scheduled for October. I am thrilled to tell you that I will be one of the speakers.
I’m excited to announce that The History Press has hired me to write Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley, a book on the most famous hauntings from the Texas borderlands. Set for publication in the fall of 2016, the collection will feature photographs and fabulous artwork by José Meléndez. Further…
My guest article “Toltec Traces in ‘The Thunder-Rider’” is up at On an Underwood No. 5, a blog devoted to Robert E. Howard and his works of fiction. The piece analyzes Howard’s use of Mesoamerican myth and legend in a posthumously published story draft.
The great folks over at the genre website GeekaChicas interviewed me about my work, Latinos in genre fiction, the Hugos, and much more. Go read the piece at http://geekachicas.net/2015/07/08/author-david-bowles-on-inclusive-literature-the-hugos-and-the-future-of-genre-fiction/
My short story “Winds That Stir Vermillion Sands” is up at Strange Horizons, accompanied by a fantastic introduction by author Sabrina Vourvoulias and a podcast version read by Anaea Lay.
My poems “Santander” and “Escape” have been accepted for publication in the upcoming winter edition of Cybersoleil Journal.
The delightful folks at the Red River Review have accepted my poems “Tlacuache, Cornered” and “Losing My Accent” for publication in their August 2015 issue.
Lamar University Press released my book Border Lore: Folktales and Legends of South Texas. The volume is already available at Amazon and will soon go live at other major venues.