Larry Smith is a poet, biographer, memoirist, critic, editor, and professor emeritus of English at Bowling Green State University's Firelands College. He directs Bottom Dog Press and Bird Dog Publishing. Originally from the industrial Ohio River Valley, he and his wife Ann now live along the shores of Lake Erie. Recent title: The Kanshi Poems of Taigu Ryokan, translated by Smith and Mei Hui Liu Huang

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Larry Smith Poems

Pulling Wild Thistle

We work for hours
at my son’s house
trimming grass, pulling weeds.
The thistle are taller... more »

Fishing The Lake

What we came for, and what arrives.

My grandson and I walk out the pier
all the way to the lighthouse,... more »

Blossomings

for Zoe Miranda and Alyssa Ann

As I gaze into the faces
of our new granddaughters... more »

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