Member, Florida State Poets Association
National Federation of State Poetry Societies
Larry is a practicing poet, freelance writer, editor, lecturer, tutor and writing consultant with a PhD in Comparative
Literature. He has more than 45 years experience in teaching poetry and creative writing, and his text How to Write and
Publish Poetry (HWAPP) has been praised by poets and teachers in seven countries. He founded three poetry periodicals
— Sijo West, HWUP! and The Tournament of Poetry.
Though he no longer publishes those, he is active on the Internet, where he maintains an extensive site on poetry called Poetry
in theWORDshop. In addition, he is the moderator of three poetry forums: fspaforum, sijoforum, and Quotes for
Poets. Other publishing credits include The Shakespeare Interviews, Francesa Da Rimini On Stage, The Path and
Memories Of The Tennessee Hills. He has published haiku, tanka, sijo and other poetry in numerous US and international
publications, both online and paper. His work appears in several anthologies, including Haiku Moment, Haiku Ancient and
Modern (in both English, French and German editions), Wind Five Folded, and Tanka Splendor. He judged the
1995 Tanka Splendor competition.
He is a member of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies and the Florida State Poets Association, under the auspices
of which he founded and served as first president of the Big Bend Poets, a local chapter. His poetry has won many contests
and awards, including the #1 Florida State Poets Award in both 2000 and 2001.