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Begging for vultures : new and selected poems, 1994-2009

Author: Lawrence Welsh
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2011.
Series: Mary Burritt Christiansen poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : State or province government publication : English
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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. 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." -- Back cover.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Welsh
ISBN: 9780826350183 0826350186 9780826350190 0826350194 9780826350176 0826350178
OCLC Number: 667990358
Description: xiii, 198 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: New poems. New corn dance --
El Paso poem --
Ramon's --
Dead coyote --
Beyond bosque --
To the stone hunters --
For Hart Crane --
Coyote at Fabens --
Before Mesa --
The Buffalo figurine --
Old crow --
Yandell's room --
Barry Mills --
Leaves --
Cuchillo --
Easter --
Raven/Taos --
East of Albuquerque --
Juarez-again --
La feria --
Eastside's calvario --
Coal trane --
Gersh driver --
A Bosque hanging --
Preparing for maximus --
Gambler's blend --
Gambler's guitar --
Outing Vegas --
Larks --
'48 Plymouth --
1959 --
When the Pogues came to town --
South central serenade --
Angel dust --
East Hollywood hotdog stand --
One for Prez --
Blue's beach --
The kind of mountain soul --
St. Mullin's --
Feed the messenger as well --
For Longshot O'Leary --
After the great hunger --
New Irish whiskey --
The death of Coolaholiga --
Coolaholiga rising --
Begging for Vultures --
The birds are flying over --
From Skull Highway (2008). New medicine stick --
Adobe --
Fallen ladders --
Paper lantern --
Gone rattler --
Swift horse : a blessing --
Norton flats --
Milagros --
Skull highway --
The eve --
Reverb machines --
The dancing stranglers --
New Year's Eve, 1978 --
Culver's end --
Troubadour west --
Kiva bones --
Penitente morada de taos --
A light --
For Robert Peters --
The crucifix upstairs --
Abandoned morada, 1990 --
In the desert dead things to away quickly --
From Walking Backwards to Santa Fe (2007). Anniversary of another life on the 15th anniversary of my father's death --
Hickory wind --
The shadows of St. Francis --
Mine tours --
The elbo room/Gaudalupe --
El pantalon rosa --
Elegy for John Wieners --
Been sleeping in the desert --
Lost in San Elizario --
Westwood walk --
J. Geils in Inglewood --
Bunny Berrigan loses his chops --
Santa Fe: 2001 --
Montez de Santa Fe --
For my daughter --
Letting go --
From Believing in Bonfires (2003). Butterfly girl --
El Paso Saddleblanket Company --
Memo to Kell --
Corner --
Bowen's --
Desert rats --
New Irish harmonica --
The doolin drag --
First mescaline: Inglewood --
South central serenada: 7 --
When we were kings --
Quarter moon quartet --
Wolf and skull --
Playland --
Dawn --
Mexican canyon trestle --
Fyling burrito #1 --
Believing in bonfires --
From New Shouts at Broken Dreams (2001). Mr. Mileage --
Sweet medicine --
Desert coyote --
The Queen of Odessa --
La Calavera --
From a Buick 6 --
revisited --
Nowhere train --
Cockfighter --
Fading the white line --
Juarez wild card --
Myth --
The final night --
Stalled avenue --
Dealer's choice --
The Balinese --
Surf '96 --
Encinitas --
Newport line --
From Rusted Steel and Bordertown Starts (1999). Airstream --
El Paso the hard way --
Back door poets --
Desert variation --
When ZZ came to town --
Drover --
Peasant hands everywhere --
Maybe --
Gasoline row --
Ghost of El Paso --
Outside gallup --
Crazy Horse --
Border patrols --
Candy --
E.P.T. --
Gold on the wire --
The canonization of Freddy Fender --
Sleepwalkers --
On the death of Townes Van Zandt --
Fast Eddie --
Greatest hits: Ray Price and his Cherokee cowboys --
Night of the Iguana --
Two step the night --
Fuels --
The salsa of today --
The red road --
Rusted steel and bordertown starts --
From Lenny Bruce in El Paso (1997). Outlaw X --
Road dogs --
Ink --
Lenny Bruce in El Paso --
Lefty and me --
The girls of the wrecking yard --
The ghosts of San Juan.
Series Title: Mary Burritt Christiansen poetry series.
Responsibility: Lawrence Welsh ; foreword by V.B. Price.

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