Larry D. Thomas

Larry D. Thomas, a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate, has published fourteen collections of poems. A Murder of Crows, his fifteenth poetry collection, is forthcoming from the Virtual Artists Collective in early 2011. Among the prizes and awards he has received are the 2004 Violet Crown Award (Writers' League of Texas), 2003 Western Heritage Award (National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum), two Texas Review Poetry Prizes (2001 and 2004), a Poets' Prize nomination (West Chester University), three Pushcart Prize nominations, and five Spur Award Finalist citations (Western Writers of America). He has lived in Houston, TX since 1967 but will be moving to Alpine, TX in May 2011. website: