Lance Larsen Genius Loci

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Genius Loci

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9781597321044: Genius Loci

Lance Larsen's new poems in Genius Loci reflect his evolving sense of place and his deep insight into the particularities of everyday life. Lance Larsen is a past recipient of the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry and the current Utah Poet Laureate.

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Lance Larsen, poet Laureate of Utah, received the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry for In All Their Animal Brilliance. This is his fourth book, and his third with the University of Tampa Press. His poems have appeared in such venues as Slate, Poetry, Raritan, Southern Review, River Styx, Georgia Review, Ploughshares and Best American Poetry. He holds a PhD from the University of Houston and teaches at Brigham Young University, where he serves as MFA coordinator.

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Lance Larsen's fourth collection of poems is as beautifully curated as an art exhibition. Each poem impresses itself of mind and eye and heart like an object brilliantly made and suddenly essential, suddenly neccessary. Wry wit, perfectly etched lines, and a talent for finding poems in unexpected places are hallmarks. His is an important, clarifying voice that you don't want to miss. ---Kelly Cherry, author of The Retreats of Thought: Poems

These small, smart treasures dazzle us every time. Deceptively simple observational moments offer themselves up with such inviting clarity that we are, to our benefit, startled by a world turned around in the hand-- 'An elevator waiting to be translated into a school bus' for example. The poems live their bigger stories to be sure, but imaginative, quiet epiphanies make them feel surprising at every turn. ---Alberto Ríos, author of The Dangerous Shirt

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