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Lance Larsen
Included in 75 Significant Mormon Poets

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Also Known As Lance E. Larsen
Religion LDS
Birth Date March 23, 1961
Birth Place Pocatello, Idaho
LDS Missions Chile Santiago South 1980-82
Parents Veryl Larsen, Jeane Larsen
Spouse Jacqui Biggs
Children Derek, Brooke, Dylan, Tessa
Education B.A., M.A. English, Brigham Young University
Ph.D. Literature and Creative Writing, University of Houston
Erhardt Graduate Fellowship
Career Lance Larsen has taught at Brigham Young University since 1993.
Affiliations Associated Writing Programs
Modern Language Association
Awards 2004 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry
The Journal Award Manuscript Competition, Finalist, 2003
Utah Arts Council, Biennial Poetry Manuscript Competition, First, 2002
Joseph Campbell Poetry Prize, Sara Lawrence College, Runner-up, 2002
Beatrice Hawley Manuscript Prize, Alice James Books, Farmington, ME, Finalist, 2002
Center for Book Arts Chapbook Competition, New York City, Finalist, 2002
Tupelo Press Chapbook Competition, Dorset, VT, Finalist, 2002
University of Wisconsin Press Manuscript Competition, Semi-finalist, 2002
Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, University of North Texas, Semi-finalist, 2002
Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize, Northeastern University, Semi-finalist, 2002
Oberlin College University Press Manuscript Competition, Finalist, 2001
University of Wisconsin Press Manuscript Competition, Semi-finalist, 2001
Utah Arts Council, Annual Poetry Competition, Honorable Mention, 2001
Young Scholar Award, Brigham Young University, 2000
Sewanee WritersÂ’ Conference, Fellowship Recipient, Sewanee, TN, 2000
Joseph Campbell Poetry Prize, Semi-finalist, Sarah Lawrence College, 2000
Chair competition, 1988 Eisteddfod, BYU, first place

Works by Lance Larsen
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19692005Poetry
Allegory, with Famous Poet2005Poetry
Austin Shuffle2005Poetry
Black Box2005Poetry
Chronos2005Poetry
The Dead Praying for Me2005Poetry
Drainage Pipe Under I-892005Poetry
Hand Poem2005Poetry
In All Their Animal Brilliance: Poems2005Poetry Collection
On a Thumbprint in a Library Book2005Poetry
Planaria2005Poetry
Platonic2005Poetry
Questions for My Daemon2005Poetry
Rehearsal2005Poetry
Self Portrait, in Clinic Garden2005Poetry
The Shapes Sadness Can Take2005Poetry
Short Allegory, with Mirrors2005Poetry
Tarantula on the Back of My Wrist2005Poetry
This World, Not the Next2005Poetry
Translation2005Poetry
Walking on My Hands, Hotel Pool2005Poetry
Want Song2005Poetry
Accidentals2004Poetry
Epigraph in Search of a Father2004Poetry
Friday Mass Through a Window2004Poetry
Journal Entries2004Poetry
The Knowing2004Poetry
Landscape, with Hungry Gulls2004Poetry
Reading Roland Barthes2004Poetry
Rehearsal2004Poetry
Upon being asked, Have you ever written about Jacqui’s paintings?2004Poetry
Vineyard2004Poetry
Winter Takeout2004Poetry
By Road, and by Sky2003Poetry
Good Friday2003Poetry
I Put on the Brave Hebrew Body2003Poetry
Palimpsest2003Poetry
Santiago Commute2003Poetry
Souvenir Mermaid2003Poetry
Sub-Rosa2003Poetry
This Life, Not the Next2003Poetry
To My Old Clothes2003Poetry
Widows I Have Known2003Poetry
Bodies, Terrestrial2002Poetry
Landscape for Several Pairs of Hands2002Poetry
Questions for My Daimonion2002Poetry
Salamander2002Poetry
Dirt2001Poetry
Funeral Buffet2001Poetry
House Sit2001Poetry
Infinity Hopscotch2001Poetry
Limited Omniscience2001Poetry
Old Masters2001Poetry
On First Reading Tomaz Salamun2001Poetry
On Thawing Her Milk2001Poetry
Outside the Metropolitan Museum of Art2001Poetry
Yellowstone, Burning2001Poetry
Cottage Industry2000Poetry
Piano Nostalgia2000Poetry
Self-Portrait, in Clinic Garden2000Poetry
Sheen2000Poetry
Trust2000Poetry
Birth Penny, Found While Hoeing Cucumbers1999Poetry
Legion1999Poetry
Moji1999Poetry
Not Pastoral1999Poetry
Against Cosmology1998Poetry
Between1998Poetry
Black Sand1998Poetry
Body Advice1998Poetry
Cityscape1998Poetry
Counting1998Poetry
Desire1998Poetry
Dreaming Yourself Pregnant1998Poetry
Erasable Walls1998Poetry Collection
Errand1998Poetry
Interiors1998Poetry
A Place Like That1998Poetry
Smoke1998Poetry
Solstice1998Poetry
Spider Luck1998Poetry
Woman Addressing the Moon1998Poetry
And Also Much Cattle1997Poetry
Fisherman Rant1997Poetry
Funeral Home1997Poetry
Grande Valse Brillante1997Poetry
Interview1997Poetry
Lips1997Poetry
Nest1997Poetry
Paris, Idaho1997Poetry
Peach1997Poetry
Uncertain Light1997Poetry
Young Woman to Her Husband1997Poetry
Denouement1996Poetry
Driving I-701996Poetry
Gift1995Poetry
Hobby Horses1994Poetry
Naked1994Poetry
Rhetoric Summer1994Poetry
Serving the Papers1994Poetry
Water1994Poetry
February 1922: My Father's Conception1993Poetry
Sacrament Prayer1993Poetry
A Missionary Considers His Converts1992Poetry
Missionary Court1992Poetry
Walking Around1992Poetry
Walling the River1992Poetry
Winter Fast Offerings1992Poetry
Bathhouse Overlooking Family Cemetery1991Poetry
Being Baptized for the Dead, 19741991Poetry
The Corner House1991Poetry
Elegy for Donald Pugmire, Photographer1991Poetry
Albert1990Poetry
Dreaming Among Hydrangeas1990Poetry
Parakeet1990Poetry
Sneezing in Nines1990Poetry
Tomato Hornworm1990Poetry
Light1989Poetry
A Philanthropist Speaks to His Lawyer1989Poetry
Tadpoles1989Poetry
Before Nine1988Poetry
Karsh1988Poetry
Walking to an Empty House1988Poetry
Elegy for Richard Coons1987Poetry
Honeydew1987Poetry
Passing the Sacrament at Eastgate Nursing Home1987Poetry
Buffalo1986Poetry
Gathering Apples1986Poetry
5 November 1985, 3:00 A.M.1985Poetry
After Fishing1985Poetry
Bear Lake (To Grampa Mac)Poetry
RainbowPoetry
At Ease With His Past; At Home With His Art1986Review






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