Larry Butler's poetry is about the rare joys of life - munching stolen chanterelles over an open fire in the rain, working at a desk and hearing your lover finally return home from a journey - joys brought to their absolute peak by a backdrop of death from old age and cancer, the beating of a child and an old man weeping at a funeral. Butler sentimentalises neither the good times nor the bad. His poetry spans many forms and techniques acquired through a life of writing, all of them handled with assurance and energy.
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