Life of the Bones to Come (Paperback)

By Larry Laurence

Black Heron Press, 9780930773571, 66pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010

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Description

Highly accessible, these are poems about love and work. They are bawdy and sublime, loving and carnal. Each poem suggests its own story, yet, taken together, they off entrance to the world in all its depth and mystery. Larry Laurence has won awards from Artists Trust and the Seattle Arts Commision and has received residencies from Squaw Valley (California) Community of Writers and Cummington (Massachusetts) Center of the Arts.


About the Author

Larry Laurence has won awards from Artists Trust and Seattle Arts Commission and has had residencies at Squaw Valley Community of Writers and Cummington (Massachusetts) Center for the Arts.



Praise For Life of the Bones to Come

Life of the Bones to Come seems to implicate us all, or so many. Stories abound, the central character of each poem shifting so often that suggestions of tales emerge, especially about bodies having or just finished having sex, with varying afterthoughts. Even the specifics of the one or two locations, the bay or the lake — an old woman recently dead or the self distilled to fingerlings, to tension in a butterfly wing — are portraits of us, these bones our future when “the ‘I’ begins to be the unnecessary.” — Michael Daley



"In exquisite language which stands a little aside from itself, aware of what it can and cannot do, these poems are payers of beauty and pain. This is art, they say. You aren’t supposed to believe it as life except for the pure truth of the feelings it evokes in you. Yet they cut deep . . . “What is real?” they ask. “Whatever hurts.” Larry Laurence’s poems make us see the miracle of nature, love, eros and history new again." — Judith Roche