The 2008 Texas Poet Laureate, Larry D. Thomas, will be featured in two events at New Mexico State University on April 8th and 9th, 2013. On Monday evening, the 8th, at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Thomas will be the guest speaker for a gathering in the Commons Room of the Conroy Honors Center. He will be reading some of his poetry and engaging in dialog with the audience. On Tuesday, the 9th, at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Thomas and his poetry will be featured during a concert presented by the NMSU University Singers, under the direction of David Klement, in Atkinson Recital Hall. This concert is entitled, “With a Poet’s Eye” and will feature music inspired by and connected to poetry and painting. Both events are free and open to the public. A book-signing will follow each event, with Mr. Thomas’ publications available for purchase.
Larry D. Thomas, a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, has published nineteen collections of poetry, his most recent book-length collection of which is A Murder of Crows (Virtual Artists Collective, Chicago, 2011). He has two additional books of poetry forthcoming: The Lobsterman’s Dream (El Grito del Lobo Press, Fulton, MO) and Uncle Ernest (Virtual Artists Collective, Chicago). Among the publications in which his poetry has recently appeared or is forthcoming are 200 New Mexico Poems,The Texas Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Sugar House Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, and Southwestern American Literature. His New and Selected Poems (TCU Press 2008) was long-listed for the National Book Award.