Begging for Vultures
New and Selected Poems, 1994-2009
256 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
- 9780826350183 | August 2011
- 9780826350190 | July 2011 (Adobe Digital Editions)
The poetry of Lawrence Welsh crosses many borders, from South Central Los Angeles, where he was raised, to El Paso, where he has lived for almost twenty years. A newspaper man turned poet, a punk rock songwriter who became an English teacher, an Irishman at home in Texas, Welsh gives voice to the famous, the infamous, and the forgotten.
"Welsh manages to do in a few words what others fail to achieve with entire tomes. He creates a world so alive that it does not disappear with the turn of the page, but lingers inside the imagination, open to independent exploration."--Irish America
"This writing is an earthly gift and proves that desert souls and cantina dwellers come from the same fractured spirit as they wander over the terrain in search of answers."--Bloomsbury Review