Saturday, April 25, 2009
Pictured here is the cover of a book that's due out in September from David Robert Books. It is a book of poems by my very close friend Larry Johnson, and it has been well over 20 years in the making. I read an early copy of the manuscript back in the late '80s shortly before moving out here from Mississippi. Since then, of course, it has surely been edited, re-written, new poems added and some older ones perhaps deleted. Veins represents work over a period of approximately 40 years.
When we published a quarterly arts magazine in Mississippi, Mississippi Arts Letters, Larry was our poetry editor and primary book reviewer. He is a terrific writer. Watch for this book. Or not, because I'll be sure to let readers of this blog know when it's available.