Larry D. Thomas, who grew up in Midland, Texas, on the northeastern fringe of the Great Chihuahuan Desert, moved back to the desert in 2011 after residing for forty-four years in Houston, Texas. Among his many poetry collections inspired by his reverence for the Big Bend area of far West Texas are Amazing Grace (Texas Review Press 2001); Where Skulls Speak Wind (Texas Review Press 2004); Stark Beauty (Timberline Press 2005); The Red, Candlelit Darkness (El Grito del Lobo Press 2011, republished online in 2013 by Right Hand Pointing); Far: West Texas (Right Hand Pointing 2011); The Goatherd (Mouthfeel Press 2014): Art Museums (Blue Horse Press 2014); and The Innkeeper (forthcoming from Mouthfeel Press in 2016).
Thomas, a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, was privileged to serve as the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate. His As If Light Actually Matters: New & Selected Poems was published in 2015 by Texas Review Press (Member, Texas A&M University Press Consortium). He resides in Alpine, Texas, with his wife, Lisa, and two Long-haired Chihuahuas, Piñon and Pecos.
Larry D. Thomas