Poetry. Larry Watson vividly animates the world of memory, as one might expect from an accomplished fiction writer, but the language here also exhibits the ear and lyrical dexterity of a fine poet. These poems contain many great stories, but also deliver knockout lyric turns and strains of melancholy music. This is the author's first full-length poetry collection, containing many poems that have been previously published in various distinguished literary magazines, such as Gettysburg Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, New England Review, and American Review, as well as recent new work.
Larry Watson is the author of eleven books, among them the novels Montana 1948, Orchard, Let Him Go, and As Good As Gone. His first book of poetry is LATE ASSIGNMENTS (Standing Stone Books, 2019). His fiction has been published in more than a dozen languages and has received prizes and awards from Friends of American Writers, Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association, New York Public Library, Critic's, and elsewhere. He has published stories, poems and essays in numerous literary magazines and journals. Author City: KENOSHA, WI USA