Border Artist 29
Roberto A. (Rob) Rocha is a writer, poet, musician, speaker, and podcaster from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. In 2014, he released a project of original music titled, “Dreaming in Blue,” and in 2018, published his first book of bilingual poetry titled, “Tamarindo Dreams: A Collection of Barrio Poetry.” He has traveled Latin America, speaking in Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, and Columbia. In July of 2022, he launched a podcast called, “The Bridges & Borders Podcast,” which features conversations with notable Latinx, discussing Art, Music, Writing, and Tejano culture. Some of his latest poetry is available in online publications and will be included in an upcoming Texas anthology.
Rob currently resides near Dallas, Texas with his wife, Pauline. They have 4 adult children and are expecting their 10th grandchild.
The Border Arts: Beyond the Barriers is LIVE and available for purchase. (CLICK HERE for a short sample of what's inside.)
For the next several days we will be posting each of our contributors' bios and pictures here in the order that they appear in the anthology "Contributor Bios" page.
The aim of this publication was to showcase some of the artistic talent that often gets overlooked by some when topics of the US-Mexico border arise. The artists and writers who contributed to the Border Arts: Beyond the Barriers anthology are some of the most accomplished. These are their bios...
Roberto’s official FB page is: www.facebook.com/merogallowritings.
Contact Roberto for speaking engagements and/or poetry readings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is an author, poet, actor, editor, and publisher from the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas, on the border with Mexico. Gabriel is the author of "Once Upon a Bad Hombre," "The X Series," "The Martian Ones: Tales of Human Folly," and "The Fluid Chicano." You can read more about him and his other projects at gabrielhugo.com or on his Facebook page: @gabrielhugoauthor.
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