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A Texas Tongue Untied

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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, 7th-generation Texan and Rice University graduate Brad Tyer has contributed to the Observer under five editors since the mid-1990s, including stints as freelance critic, contributing writer, interim editor, and two rounds as managing editor, from early 2008 to late 2009 and late 2012 to present. In the interim he's served as the Observer's long-distance copy editor. A former staffer at the Houston Press, former editor of the Missoula, Montana Independent , and widely published freelance (High Country News, New York Times Book Review, Public News, Texas Monthly, The Drake, Thora-Zine, etc.), Brad has been awarded a 2010 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan, a 2011 Fishtrap Writing Residency, and a 2011 grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to support research for his first book, Opportunity, Montana: Big Copper, Bad Water, and the Burial of an American Landscape, published by Beacon Press in 2013. Brad oversees the Observer's cultural coverage.