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.
Lawrence Welsh is an associate professor of English at El Paso Community College. He has also taught at the University of Texas at El Paso and the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility. An award-winning journalist, he has served as writer-in-residence at a wide range of schools and organizations. Welsh has published in over two hundred magazines and is the author of seven books of poetry.||V. B. Price is an award-winning journalist and the author of several volumes of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including Broken and Reset: Selected Poems, 1966 to 2006 (UNM Press)