The Goatherd

by Thomas, Larry D.

$12.00

"Only Larry D. Thomas could create a book of contemporary poems about Gilberto Luna, an actual farmer in the Chihuahuan Desert during the 1900s. The Goatherd's narrative internalizes the herd’s survival instinct – and his own, adapting appendages into cloven hooves, taking sustenance from the herd, while protecting them from predators, although not from his own predation. Thomas explores the stark paradoxes of the food chain, as it once was in an earlier, more natural era. Nothing was wasted then, and the Texas Poet Laureate wastes nothing now—especially his stunning poetic precision."

—Robert Bonazzi, reviewer for World Literature Today, and poetry columnist of the San Antonio Express-News.

2014
Mouthfeel Press, 33 pages
Available in trade paper



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