Waiting for an Etcher
Wednesday, June 3
From life along the South Texas border to travels abroad to the vitality of family bonds, Waiting for an Etcher provides a series of memorable images and insights. Chip Dameron’s eye for detail and gift of phrasing offer readers the opportunity to enter the world of each poem and experience its landscape.
Chip Dameron’s poems reverberate with longing and yearning, “damp with human hope.” Dameron traverses the space between reality and illusion, whether a river, a memory, or the path of a bird’s flight. His poems dare to enter a twilight lit with final meanings.
—Jan Seale, 2012 Texas Poet Laureate, author of The Wonder Is
The poems of this accomplished collection are “etchings” on the slippery glass of both the real and the imagined, glinting epiphanies of the love, loss, and momentary redemption central to our mysterious, ephemeral lives.
—Larry D. Thomas, 2008 Texas Poet Laureate
Chip Dameron is the author of five collections of poems and a travel book. His poems and essays on contemporary writers have appeared in numerous literary magazines and journals around the country and abroad. He has co-edited two literary magazines, Thicket and Chachalaca Poetry Review, and served on the editorial board of four others. A two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize in poetry and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, he lives and writes in Brownsville, Texas.