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On the Death of Charles Bowden

Charles Clyde Bowden, a ‘fiercely independent’ Arizona writer who was born in Joliet, Illinois in 1945, died at the age of sixty-nine on August 30 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he had lived since 2009. 222 more words

Book/Writing News

Remembering Charles Bowden

 To recognize Chuck’s contributions to the literary world one simply has to takeaway all his works and realize the void that remains. He shared his vast knowledge of and passion for the Southwest specifically the violence in Mexico through his works notably… 191 more words


Remembering Chuck Bowden

Journalist and author Charles Bowden died on August 30. Homelands’ Alan Weisman describes an outsized man with an outsized personality in a remembrance on the blog of… 69 more words


Blue Desert by Charles Bowden

Blue Desert by Charles Bowden

The University of Arizona Press, 1986

Charles Bowden didn’t write natural history—he just happened to know the names of desert trees. 241 more words

Charles Bowden..."I have spent my life trying to learn..."

To all of our friends on the frontera list… Jose Luis Benavides sent me this great note, including Chuck’s own words about his life and work… It says things far better now than I can…Thanks to everyone who has written to me.   276 more words


Reflecting on the death of Charles Bowden

Ciudad Juarez is reality. American Ninja Warrior, while an entertaining show, and representative of many hours of working on ones core muscles, to compete well, is not reality. 560 more words

Thoughts On Book And Authors

life purpose


I’ve always written, from the time I was young enough to string words together. (My mother dutifully recorded a poem I wrote at 3 in my baby book, noting that I was spouting poetry all the time. 278 more words