Writings

Read Matt’s fiction, reviews, and more:

Fiction

“A Girl More Still”
PANK Magazine : November 2009

Book Reviews 

“Modern-day monsters” Matt Mendez reviews flesh to bone By Ire’ne Lara Silva
The El Paso Times : May 5, 2014

“Road to Nowhere: Anthology moves beyond stereotypes” Matt Mendez
Reviews Road to Nowhere and Other New Stories from the Southwest Edited By
D. Seth Horton and Brett Garcia Myhren The El Paso Times : March 16, 2014

“Mañana Means Heaven: Novel fleshes out character from Kerouac”
Matt Mendez reviews Mañana Means Heaven By Tim Z. Hernandez The El Paso Times : December 29, 2013

Our Lost Border: Essay Collection proves powerful reminder of the bitter cost of drug violence
Matt Mendez reviews Our Lost Border: Essays on Life Amid the Narco-Violence
Edited by Sergio Troncoso and Sarah Cortes
The El Paso Times : November 10, 2013

The border is burning
Matt Mendez reviews The Border is Burning By Ito Romo
The El Paso Times : September 29, 2013

The rise and fall of Diego Leon
Matt Mendez reviews The Five Acts of Diego León By Alex Espinoza
The El Paso Times : August 18, 2013

Poet’s identity comes slowly into focus in memoir
Matt Mendez reviews Autobiography of My Hungers by Rigoberto González
The El Paso Times : June 29, 2013

Essayist explores her own identity through the prism of others
Matt Mendez reviews The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theatre of Black and White by Aisha Sabatini Sloan
The El Paso Times : May 19, 2013

Journal of Latino lit: Giants, newcomers share space in new publication
Matt Mendez reviews Huizache: The Magazine of Latino Literature
The El Paso Times : April 28, 2013

Poet’s Debut Collection Tries To Make Sense of Family Heartbreak
Matt Mendez reviews When My Brother was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz
The El Paso Times : March 3, 2013

Taking back Arizona: Author casts state’s politics as community vs. carpetbaggers
Matt Mendez reviews State Out of the Union:Arizona and the Final Showdown Over the American Dream by Jeff Biggers
El Paso Times : January 27, 2013

Hitchcock Meets Latino Noir
Matt Mendez reviews What You See in the Dark by Manuel Muñoz
The Latino Rebels : December 6, 2012

A Picture Book for Grown-ups 
Matt Mendez reviews Have You Seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros
El Paso Times : December 2, 2012

Stories from South Texas: Well-drawn characters navigate shifting times in debut collection
Matt Mendez reviews Along These Highways by Rene Perez
El Paso Times : November 4, 2012

Interviews

University of Arizona Creative Writing MFA Program ( December 2012)
Interview by Adam Kullberg, MFA ’13

Pank (November 2009)
Interview by Roxane Gay

Blogs

Marjorie Ann Mendez is Coming to Arizona
Guest blog post by Matt Mendez
Latino Rebels : February 14, 2012