Local Bird

Sailing West

by Laurence Musgrove

In Local Bird, Musgrove offers us both new poems and previously published selections from descant, New Texas, Concho River Review, Elephant Journal, Sleet Magazine, Inside Higher Ed, and Southern Indiana Review. Organized into eight sections, this collection speaks in a consistently simple, direct, generous, and tender style about teaching and learning, reading and writing, domestic conflict, the family pet, as well as meditations on the natural world

But it's not all serious business; Musgrove shows a playful side while poking fun at modern technology, bureaucratic inefficiencies, and even his job as a college teacher of writing. And then there are those more formal and melodic examples in poems like "If You Want Me" and "Barbequing in the Rain" that explore more regular rhythms and rhymes.

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About the Author

Carol Coffee Reposa

Laurence Musgrove and his wife, Marie-Clare Prisco, live in San Angelo, Texas, where he teaches creative writing, composition, literature, and comics at Angelo State University. He also gives workshops on visual thinking and drawing based upon his book Handmade Thinking. Musgrove is also the founder of Uke San Angelo, offering ukulele lessons and small concerts at area senior care facilities.

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