Lawrence Welsh

English Rose, 1982

Lawrence Welsh

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a minute

after brixton

brighton

and kings road

believed

as stilled

from above

and then

absence

and letter

a forgetting

as such

like train

or driver

driven

disappeared

as notion

nation

and name


Lawrence Welsh


Lawrence Welsh published nine books of poetry, including Begging for Vultures: New and Selected Poems, 1994-2009 (University of New Mexico Press). 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 finalist for both the PEN Southwest Book Award and the Writers’ League of Texas Book Award. A first generation Irish American and award-winning journalist, his work has appeared in more than 200 publications. Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, he lives in El Paso, Texas.