Cutting the Wire: Photographs and Poetry from the Us-Mexico Border

Ray Gonzalez (Author) Lawrence Welsh (Author)
& 3 more

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$29.95  $27.55
University of New Mexico Press
Publish Date
October 15, 2018
8.24 X 0.49 X 10.24 inches | 1.34 pounds
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About the Author

Ray Gonzalez is the author of numerous books of poetry including The Heat of Arrivals, The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande, and Soul Over Lightning. He is the recipient of many awards including the PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Book Award, the Latino Heritage Award, and the Minnesota Book Award. He lives in Farmington, Minnesota, and is a professor of literature at the University of Minnesota.
Lawrence Welsh is a professor of English at El Paso Community College. He is the author of ten books of poetry, including the award-winning Begging for Vultures: New and Selected Poems, 1994-2009 (UNM Press). An award-winning journalist and essayist, his work has appeared in more than two hundred national and regional publications.
Bruce Berman is an associate professor of photojournalism at New Mexico State University and has been a working photojournalist for national and international publications since the late 1960s. For the past thirty-five years his work has concentrated on the borderlands area that encompasses El Paso, Texas, and JuΓ‘rez, Mexico.
David Romo, the son of Mexican immigrants, is an essayist, historian, musician and cultural activist. The Mayor's Silk Underwear is the result of his three-year exploration of archives detailing the cultural and political roots of the Mexican revolution along la Frontera. Romo received a degree in Judaic Studies at Stanford University, and he has studied in Israel and Italy.


"Cuts past polemics to deliver a striking view of life on both sides of the border. . . . Berman's photography displays impressive range, from candid slice-of-life shots to almost surreal collisions of landscape and human-made objects."

--Foreword Reviews

"Two poets and a photojournalist capture the complexity, desolation, and richness of the borderlands in this melding of literature with visual art. . . . The work is an organically cohesive, gritty, rich, revealing, transcendent portrait of the borderlands."

--Southwest Books of the Year