CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
 
With roots on the U.S./Mexico border, Cinco Puntos publishes great books which make a difference in the way you see the world.
CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
Dia De Los Muertos
childrens books
young adult books
poetry books
fiction books
non-fiction books
graphic novels
first concepts
daily deal
books on sale
featured titles

about us
customer service

social
Teacher's Resources
Reading is Fundamental
View & Print our Bilingual Catalog
View & Print our YA Catalog
Bobby Byrd
Bobby ByrdBobby ByrdBobby Byrd

Bobby Byrd—poet, essayist and publisher—grew up in Memphis, Tennessee during the golden age of that city’s music. In 1963 he went to Tucson where he attended the University of Arizona. Since then he has lived in the American Southwest. In 1978 he and his wife—novelist Lee Merrill Byrd—moved to El Paso, Texas with their three children. The city and the border region has become their home.

Bobby Byrd, the recipient of a poetry fellowship from the NEA, a D.H. Lawrence fellowship, and an international fellowship to study in Mexico, is one of the most accessible poets writing today. His work is compassionate, tender & joyful. He is the author of numerous books of poetry including Pomegranates, Get Some Fuses for the House, On the Transmigration of Souls in El Paso, The Price of Doing Business in Mexico, White Panties, Dead Friends & Other Bits & Pieces of Love and his most recent, Otherwise My Life is Ordinary.

He and Lee are publishers and owners of Cinco Puntos Press. In 2005 they received the Lannan Fellowship for Cultural Freedom. Click here to read about the Lannan Foundation award!

Take a look at Bobby Byrd's blog!

View the Photo Gallery
Bobby Byrd & Jim Ward
 view larger
Bobby Byrd & Joe Hayes
 view larger
Bobby Byrd & Lee Byrd
 view larger
Martino's
 view larger


Books by this Author

books for kids | young adults | poetry | non-fiction | fiction | on sale | featured titles
submissions | about us | customer service | contact us | bilingual books
search | privacy statement | ©2001 - 2014 Cinco Puntos Press
Designed by
Stanton Street 

Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution.