Door County Poet Laureate Barbara Larsen’s most recent book is Obits: Reading behind the fine print, her seventh book of poetry.The poet uses her interest in obituaries to move beyond the printed words to capture essential meaning of the subject’s lives. At times light-hearted, at times poignant, but always respectful, Larsen’s poems bring energy, hope, and resonance to lives of the departed.Her ...
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Warm and unpretentious poems by Barbara Larsen turn obituaries from a announcement of a life ended to a window into what that life might have meant. Mrs Larsen's poetry allows each life to be more than just who/what/when - but the HOW each person li...
runs the gamut of people, including an urbane Civil Rights Movement leader, an actress with stage fright, a gay botanist, an iguana at a children’s museum; a clinical child psychologist with a Tarzan yell; and a variety of others from all walks of life and callings.Collaborating with the poet were two of the poet’s creative friends and previous collaborators: the happy-go-lucky illustrations were drawn by Gretchen Maring and design/layout by Kate Rericha.The resulting work belies the title, as it is anything but morose. Rather, Obits joyously celebrates the inherent goodness and humanness of lives now passed.