Gwendolyn went to Austin – The Update

Successfully completed a whirlwind visit in Austin. It was damn hot (and still is). Thank you NY for cooling down for our return. We had lovely friends as tour guides and hosts and slept in the most comfortable bed I’ve ever experienced at the Intercontinental Hotel. Great food, drinks, music and super friendly Texas hospitality.

Paintings will be showing in the windows of St. Vincent de Paul for the next two to three weeks. This vintage boutique and thrift store is located in “SoCo” (1327 South Congress Ave). The first Thursday in August (and every first Thursday of the month) is when SoCo’s big block party takes place so check out the party.

Borderlands Texas Poetry Review summer issue will arrive in stores mid-August, and features 14 reproductions of my work.

Bookstores will include:

BookPeople (Austin, 603 N. Lamar @ 6th St.)

BookWoman (Austin, 5501 N. Lamar #A-105)

Blanton Museum of Art book shop (UT Austin campus)

Resistencia (Austin, 1801 S. First St. #A)

Domy Books (Austin, 913 E. Cesar Chavez St.)

MonkeyWrench (Austin, 110 E. North Loop Blvd.)

Twig (San Antonio, 200 E. Grayson St.)

And at independent bookstores in Houston TX; Santa Fe NM; and Seattle WA.

They will also be available in libraries across the country that subscribe, including the New York Public Library (main library, periodicals section) and the Rockefeller Library (Providence RI).

If anyone wants copies now, please email

I’d also like to thank Ramona Cearley who invited me to participate in this publication and was key in making this all happen.

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Gwendolyn Goes to Austin

Paintings of vintage car rears will be included in the next issue of Borderlands – Texas Poetry Review. The launch of the publication will begin with events taking place in Austin TX on July 23rd at Clive Bar and continuing Saturday night at St. Vincent de Paul’s Vintage Boutique and Thrift Store. Paintings will be on view at both locations along with live music performed by Sean O’Brien and select poetry readings (readings at Clive Bar only).

Saturday, July 23, 3 PM
Clive Bar
609 Davis Street (corner of historical Rainey St. and Davis St.)
Austin, Texas

Saturday, July 23, (Time TBD)
St. Vincent de Paul’s Vintage Boutique and Thrift Store
1327 S. Congress, Austin, Texas

Stay tuned for more updates!

About Borderlands-Issue #36:
Edited by Judy Jensen, Borderlands’ upcoming summer issue features poetry, reviews and an art series, ‘Rear View’ paintings of vintage cars by New York-based artist Gwendolyn. Poets featured in the new issue include Joe Ahearn, Marian Aitches, Malachi Black, Jenny Brown, Cyrus Cassells, Patrick Ryan Frank, Lyn Lifshin, Katherine Durham Oldmixon, Phil Pardi, Leanna Petronella, Roger Reeves, JeFF Stumpo, Scott Wiggerman and Laurie Saurborn Young, among many others.