Poet Lawrence Welsh’s new Begging for Vultures: New and Selected Poems 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 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, Welsh has published in over two hundred magazines and is the author of eight books of poetry…and the only IAW&A member in El Paso!

The book is available in bookstores, or directly from the University of New Mexico Press by calling 800-249-7737 or visiting www.unmpress.com.