Waiting for an Etcher

Waiting for an Etcher

by Chip Dameron

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. Dameron's eye for detail and gift of phrasing offer readers the opportunity to enter the world of each poem and experience its landscape.

Read Dorothy Lawrenson's review of "Waiting for an Etcher" at Texas Books in Review.

Order from any bookstore, local or online. This title is also available from Fleur Fine Books of Galveston, Texas. 

About the Author


Chip Dameron is the author of seven collections of poetry and a travel book. His poems and essays on contemporary writers have appeared in the Mississippi Review, Southwestern American Literature, San Pedro River Review, Puerto del Sol, Hayden's Ferry Review, New Orleans Review, Borderlands Poetry Review, and many other journals and anthologies, as well as publications in Canada, Ireland, Nigeria, India, China, Thailand, and New Zealand.

Dameron 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, member of the Texas Institute of Letters, and Professor Emeritus of English at UT Rio Grande Valley, he lives and writes in Brownsville, Texas.

Hear the poet read from "Waiting for an Etcher"