photo by Jimmy Castillo
I spend a fleeting two days in Houston to kick off Voices Breaking Boundaries’ latest publication, Borderlines Volume Three. The publication, co-edited by Margot Backus PhD and Maria Gonzalez PhD and designed by Joshua Turner, contains essays, poems, interviews, and visual art by contributors along border regions in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, India, Pakistan) and North America (Canada, Mexico, US-Mexico border, Houston).
The reading features Houston-based contributors, and I am moved by the warmth of friends and community members who join me at Brazos Bookstore to celebrate Voices Breaking Boundaries final Borderlines volume. Brazos has stocked all three volumes for the event, and Volume Three sells out at record speed (before leaving town, I restock the publications at Brazos).
After the reading, my friend artist and activist Hope Sanford opens out her home so we can gather and celebrate. The evening is bittersweet because I know that this time, my time with friends will be brief.
03 May 2017 · 10:04:00 PM