David   Bowles

Assistant Professor  

Office: ELABS 229
Phone: (956) 665-3427
Email: david.bowles01@utrgv.edu
Website: davidbowles.us

Dr. David Bowles

David Bowles is a Mexican-American author and educator from south Texas. Recipient of awards from the American Library Association, Texas Institute of Letters and Texas Associated Press, he has written several titles, most significantly the Pura Belpré Honor Book The Smoking Mirror. Additionally, his work has been published in venues including Rattle, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, Metamorphoses, Translation Review, the Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, Huizache, Axolotl, Concho River Review, Eye to the Telescope, Asymptote and BorderSenses.





Selected Publications


  • David Bowles. "Border Kid," Journal of Children’s Literature 43, no. 1 (May 2017): P. 16.

  • David Bowles. Mining Dark Latino Folklore. Nightmare, no. 56 May 2017.

  • David Bowles. "Poems VII and IX of the Aztec Codex ‘Songs of Mexico’," Austin, Texas: Newfound Journal 1, no. 8 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017).

  • David Bowles. Chupacabra Vengeance. Tigard, Oregon: Broken River Books, 2017.

  • David Bowles. Lords of the Earth. North Hobart, Tasmania: Severed Press, 2016.

  • David Bowles. Ghosts of the Rio Grande Valley. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2016.

  • David Bowles. A Kingdom Beneath the Waves. Melbourne: IFWG Publishing, 2016.

  • David Bowles. Border Lore: Folktales and Legends of South Texas . Beaumont, Texas: Lamar University Press, 2015.

  • David Bowles. The Smoking Mirror. Melbourne: IFWG Publishing, 2015.

  • David Bowles. Shattering and Bricolage. Beaumont, Texas: Ink Brush Press, 2014.



Selected Presentations


  • David Bowles. "It’s Complicated: Improving Intersectionality and Representation in Speculative Fiction," Readercon 2017, Readercon, Quincy, Massachusetts (July 2017)

  • David Bowles. "I Am Become Death … No, I Mean Literally," Readercon 2017, Readercon, Quincy, Massachussets (July 2017)

  • David Bowles. "Pura Belpré: 20 Years of Excellence in Latino Literature," 2017 Conference of the Texas Library Association, Texas Library Association, San Antonio (April 2017)

  • David Bowles. "Latino Caucus Round Table Author Session," 2017 Conference of the Texas Library Association, Texas Library Association, San Antonio (April 2017)

  • David Bowles and Amy Cummins. "Teaching Writers for Young Readers from the Rio Grande Valley," The National Latino Children’s Literature Conference, UTSA, San Antonio, TX (March 2017)

  • David Bowles. "And Then What Happened , Mimi?," BISD Literacy Conference, Brownsville Independent School District, Brownsville, Texas (March 2017)

  • David Bowles, Bryce Milligan, and Brenda Riojas. "Publishing Latinx Voices in South Texas," Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA), UTRGV, Edinburg, TX (March 2017)

  • David Bowles. "Writing Fiction for Young Adults," Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA), UTRGV, Edinburg, TX (March 2017)

  • David Bowles, Eduard Vidaurre, Odilia Galván-Rodriguez, and Laura Perez. "Border Poetry of Resistance," People’s Poetry Festival, Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX (February 2017)

  • David Bowles, Amalia Ortiz, and Erika Garza-Johnson. "Writing on the Frontlines of the Tex-Mex Frontera," Annual Conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), Washington, D.C. (February 2017)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • "Icons & Symbols of the Border land Poetry Reading," Poets against walls. Brownsville TX (2018)

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