A Texas Tongue Untied

San Antonio native (and recent Texas Observer contributor) Laurie Ann Guerrero has just published her second book of poetry, A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying, on University of Notre Dame Press. The book—her first full-length outing after the 2008 chapbook Babies Under the Skin—won the 2012 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize.

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Guerrero is an editor at Austin’s Dos Gatos Press and an instructor at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio and the MFA creative writing program at the University of Texas-El Paso.

A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying is available in paperback or as an e-book from the University of Notre Dame Press, fine bookstores, and the usual assortment of online retailers.

Houston native Brad Tyer has contributed to the Observer since the mid-1990s as a critic, reporter, copy editor and managing editor. His first book, Opportunity, Montana: Big Copper, Bad Water, and the Burial of an American Landscape, was published by Beacon Press in 2013. Brad is currently enjoying a periodic out-of-state sojourn and working as an independent writer and editor.

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