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Oswald Writer's Series

February 07, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Oswald Writer’s Series featuring Larry D. Thomas: Larry D. Thomas, a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, served as the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate. He has published thirty collections of poetry and in many of the most prestigious literary journals in the nation, including the Southwest ReviewCallalooArkansas Review: A Journal of Delta StudiesChattahoochee ReviewInternational Poetry ReviewLouisiana Literature, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. As If Light Actually Matters: New & Selected Poems, the most comprehensive collection of his poetry to date, was issued by Texas Review Press in 2015. Among his many honors/awards are two Texas Review Poetry Prizes, two Western Heritage Awards (Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma), the Violet Crown Book Award (Writers’ League of Texas), a Violet Crown Book Awards Special Citation, and nomination for the 2007 Poets’ Prize (Nicholas Roerich Museum).