Poetry. "I talk as if I know of what I speak. I act as if I have the wherewithal to cross the Great Lake with only the lantern of a tomatillo. That would be bizarre, trusting in a green light. A starless expanse, the wreck of a canoe, a tomatillo warm from my garden. The day that was long lives longer in the nightshade. The beetle goes on unseen, consumed with luxurious eating. I can't, at the taciturn moon, be outraged. I discover a soft spot which looks like blight but is light."—L. S. Klatt
L. S. Klatt is the current Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and teaches literature and creative writing at Calvin College. Poems of his have appeared widely, including such places as Harvard Review, Denver Quarterly, Crazyhorse, Poetry Daily, The Believer, New Orleans Review, Boston Review, Volt, Blackbird, Colorado Review, and The Common. His first book, Interloper, won the Juniper Prize, awarded by the University of Massachusetts Press. His second, Cloud of Ink, garnered the Iowa Poetry Prize from the University of Iowa Press. Klatt also has published a third volume, Sunshine Wound with Free Verse Editions (2015). His lyric poem "Andrew Wyeth, Painter, Dies At 91" was anthologized in The Best American Poetry 2011 and subsequently made into a 90- second animated film by MOTIONPOEMS.
Author City: Grand Rapids, MI USA