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Lawrence Welsh



Bruce Berman

Lawrence Welsh's twelfth book of poetry, "Cutting the Wire: Photographs and Poetry from the U.S.-Mexico Border," was published in 2018 by the University of New Mexico Press. It's a collaboration with Ray Gonzalez and Bruce Berman. The University of New Mexico Press also published "Begging for Vultures: New and Selected Poems, 1994-2009." Now in a second printing, this collection won the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award. It was also named a Notable Book by Southwest Books of the Year and a short-list finalist for both the PEN Southwest Book Award and the Writers' League of Texas Book Award. An award-winning journalist and essayist, Welsh's work has appeared in more than 200 national and regional publications. Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, he lives in El Paso, Texas.

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Scheduled events:
Begging for Vultures: A Reading by Lawrence Welsh
New and selected border work from a Southwest master, Lawrence Welsh.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva, Bookstore Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Lawrence Welsh
Moderator: Tom Speer
Poets at the Border
Poets Margaree Little and Lawrence Welsh look again, really look, at the border between Mexico and the United States.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva, Bookstore Main Floor (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Margaree Little, Lawrence Welsh
Moderator: Estella Gonzalez
Writing and Riding the Borders: Poems From Your Spinning Wheels
A wide range of recorded music helps writers dive into borders and life experiences to create their own new poetry.

Integrated Learning Center Room 151 (Seats 24, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Lawrence Welsh

Books:
Cutting the Wire
Poetry
University of New Mexico Press
October 2018
ISBN 9780826359001
120 pages
$29.95, INSTORE
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Cutting the Wire, a masterful collaboration between photographer Bruce Berman and poets Ray Gonzalez and Lawrence Welsh, offers us a way to look again, to really look, at the border between Mexico and the United States. More/less

Begging for Vultures: New and Selected Poems
Poetry
University of New Mexico Press
October 2011
ISBN 9780826350183
198 pages
$21.95, INSTORE
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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. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
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Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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