Read Matt’s fiction, reviews, and more:


“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


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

Pank (November 2009)
Interview by Roxane Gay


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