Thursday, August 27, 2009

South of Contrary - Poetry by Larry Christianson


by Larry Christianson

North Star Press

ISBN: 13:978-0-87839-337-4

“South of Contrary” is a companion to “Beyond Time: Poems from North of the Tension Line” – with poems telling stories about interesting people and intriguing places from up north to the tropics. A down-to-earth and real style of relaxing reflections on mellow edges south of contrary.

I am a Minnesota poet living in Waconia in the west metro area of the Twin Cities – and describe myself as an early retiree pastor now refiring as a nursing home chaplain, and author in search of honestly making meanings and keeping memories alive. Writing in public hangouts feels more than natural to me and enhances my folksy, down to earth, straightforward style of simplicity in playing with words, images and metaphors in poetic expressions of the experiences and relationships of life. All for the creative purpose of being real and more real. For me, poetry is about paying attention as life rolls along. Observation and reflection. Insight and vision. Storytelling and self-discovery – all the while giving voice to memories and meanings in a stripped-down style that aims to open many doors for readers to enter into their own stories and hopes and dreams.


North Star Press

Obama Rising: Realtime Reflections from the Heart of a Poet, North Star Press of St.
Cloud, 2009. ISBN 13: 978-0-87839-315-2

Beyond Time: Poems from North of the Tension Line, North Star Press of St.
Cloud, 2008. ISBN 13: 978-0-87839-292-6



September 12, 2009: Noon
Signing and Reading
Apple Days Festival
Excelsior Bay Books
36 Water Street
Excelsior, MN

September 17, 2009: 6:30 p.m. Signing and 7:30 p.m. Reading
The Mocha Monkey
115 S. Olive St.
Waconia, MN

October 10, 2009: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Signing and Reading
Twin Cities Book Festival
Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis, MN

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