Still Living the American Dream by Lawrence Welsh

Still Living the American Dream As a child, I often heard my immigrant Irish mother say, “You’re living in the greatest country in the world. In Ireland, we had nothing.” During those times, she talked about her dream of one Continue reading Still Living the American Dream by Lawrence Welsh

Growing Up Irish American on the Violent Streets of LA by Lawrence Welsh

Irish American poet and award-winning journalist Lawrence Welsh speaks with Chad Lampe on Sounds Good about how growing up a first generation Irish American in south central Los Angeles influences his work. Please click here to listen… Born in 1959, Continue reading Growing Up Irish American on the Violent Streets of LA by Lawrence Welsh

Mortality, Immortality and the Resurrection of Keith Wilson by Lawrence Welsh

Mortality, Immortality and the Resurrection of Keith Wilson by Lawrence Welsh | This essay first appeared in the Malpais Review. When a city’s most important writer dies, does that city die too? That’s the question I often ask with regard Continue reading Mortality, Immortality and the Resurrection of Keith Wilson by Lawrence Welsh