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Published on Mar 9, 2016
Larry D. Thomas, a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, served as the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate. He has published several award-winning collections of poetry, and his poems have appeared in numerous national journals, including the Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Callaloo, Chattahoochee Review, Christian Science Monitor, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Journal of the American Medical Association, Louisiana Literature, Poet Lore, Puerto del Sol, Review Americana, Right Hand Pointing, San Pedro River Review, Southwest Review, Southwestern American Literature, Texas Review, Town Creek Poetry, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. As If Light Actually Matters: New & Selected Poems, the most comprehensive and definitive collection of his poetry to date, was issued by Texas Review Press. Among his many honors/awards are two Texas Review Poetry Prizes, two Western Heritage Awards (Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), the Violet Crown Book Award (Writers’ League of Texas), nomination for the 2007 Poets’ Prize (Nicholas Roerich Museum), and eight Pushcart Prize nominations.