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. His other poetry collections inspired by his reverence for the American Southwest 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 Los Días de los Muertos (Right Hand Pointing 2015). Thomas was the featured poet in the Spring 2016 themed issue of the San Pedro River Review, "The American Southwest."
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.