The Nexus Commemorative Boldface Chapbook

Nexus is the chapbook designed by the University of Houston Graphic Design students, led by Assistant Professor Cheryl Beckett. Nexus commemorates the inaugural year of bold|face, a Conference for Emerging Writers sponsored by Glass Mountain, the undergraduate literary journal.

The pieces featured in the chapbook were nominated for the Robertson Prize in Fiction and Poetry.

Winners of the Roberston Prize are:

Cynthia Plascencia for Poetry, “Deportation of ’93”

David Gonzales for Fiction, “Sunspots”

Runners up:


Vanessa Villarreal, “The Flood”

Chris Webb, “Royal Horse”


Christie Maurer, “Bathing”

Derrick Austin, “Bread and Fishhooks”

Scott Chalupa, “do these in remembrance of me”