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Lost & Found

Lost & Found

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Publication Date: October 24th, 2013
Texas Review Press


The eighteen poems in this collection recall a boy’s childhood and coming-of-age in a small town in the rural Southeast of the 1960s. Much of the physical evidence of the world in which the boy lived has disappeared over the intervening years as a result of the death of parents and friends as well as profound changes in the natural and social environment of the region. These poems attempt not only to revisit what has been “lost,” but to “find” anew the emotional meaning and significance of the people, objects and things of nature that populated the world being remembered.

“The seemingly simple and direct diction of these exquisitely crafted poems belies the wisdom, insight, and epiphanies looming beneath their crystalline surfaces.”
—Larry D. Thomas
Final Judge

About the Author

DAVID LANIER, who currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico, lived for  many years in Washington, D.C., where he was on the faculty of the Georgetown University School of Medicine. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Poet Lore, Southern Poetry Review, Marlboro Review, Louisville Review, and several other small magazines.

Praise for Lost & Found

"In 'One Morning,' the poet writes, 'to stare the round pools / of his own eyes, in that spot where / the world seemed to circle around his head / as long as he held perfectly still.' Each poem in this remarkable collection is 'that spot.' These are poems to be savored, to be read again and again for the hitherto ineffable revelations swirling within their depths."
—Larry D. Thomas, Final Judge, Member, Texas Institute of Letters, 2008 Texas Poet Laureate