Larry O. Dean

POB 13386
Chicago, IL 60613

Author's Bio

Born in Flint, Michigan. Attended the University of Michigan and Murray State University's low-residency MFA program. Author of full-length collections, Activities of Daily Living (Salmon Poetry, 2017) and Brief Nudity (Salmon Poetry, 2013). Chapbooks include Basic Cable Couplets (Silkworms Ink, 2012), About the Author (Mindmade Books, 2011), abbrev (Beard of Bees, 2011), and I Am Spam (Fractal Edge Press, 2004). Selected magazine publications include Berkeley Poetry Review, Passages North, Big Bridge, OCHO, and Artichoke Haircut. Also a critically-acclaimed songwriter, Dean has numerous CD releases to his credit, including Good Grief (2015), Fun with a Purpose (2009) with The Injured Parties, and Fables in Slang (2001) with Post Office.

Publications and Prizes

Activities of Daily Living
(Salmon Poetry, 2017)
, Brief Nudity
(Salmon Poetry, 2013)
, Frequently Asked Questions
(Salmon Poetry, 2020)
, I Am Spam
(Fractal Edge Press, 2004)
American Poetry Confronts the 1990s
(Black Tie Press, 1990)
, Anthology of Magazine Verse
, Dogs Singing
(Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2010)
, Even the Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry
(Salmon Poetry, 2016)
, Hands on Stanzas: Anthology of Poetry
(Poetry Center of Chicago, 2004)
, Hands on Stanzas: Anthology of Poetry
(Poetry Center of Chicago, 2005)
, Hands on Stanzas: Anthology of Poetry
(Poetry Center of Chicago, 2006)
, Hands on Stanzas: Anthology of Poetry
(Poetry Center of Chicago, 2007)
, Hands on Stanzas: Anthology of Poetry
(Poetry Center of Chicago, 2008)
, Language Lessons: Vol I
(Third Man Books, 2014)
, on the no way road to tomorrow
(Virtual Artists Collective, 2009)
, Passages North Anthology
(Milkweed Editions, 1990)
, Writers at Work
(National Writers Union, 2005)
Alehouse, Amaranth Review, Angry Old Man, Artichoke Haircut, Baltimore Is Reads, Barbaric Yawp, Beautiful Losers, Berkeley Poetry Review, Big Bridge, Black Creek Review, Blue & Yellow Dog, Blue Fifth Review, California State Poetry Quarterly, Chiron Review, Clapboard House, Clark Street Review, Culebra, Defenestration, Dialogue, Dinosaur Bees, Dispatch Litareview, East Jasmine Review, Everyday Genius, Festival Writer, filling Station, First Class, Glens Falls Review, Gryphon, Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Hammers, Heavy Feather Review, Hemispheres, Hodgepodge, I-70 Review, Impetus, InDigest, Jazz Cigarette, Jet Fuel Review, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Keyhole, Kumquat Meringue, Lilliput Review, Little River, Lucid Moon, Maelstrom, Malcontent, Milk Sugar, Mind in Motion, Minotaur, Mockingbird, Monona Review, The Montserrat Review, Nixes Mate Review, Nude Bruce Review, OCHO, old city cool, Organs of Vision and Speech Magazine, Ozone, Pacific Coast Journal, Packingtown Review, Paper Bag Poems, Passages North, Pegasus, Picaroon Poetry, Pigeon, Plastic Tower, Poetalk, Poetry at the 33, Poetry Flash, Poetry Motel, Poetry Peddler, quarter after, Razor, Red Rock Review, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Scintilla Magazine, scissors & spackle, Sediments Literary-Arts Journal, Seeds, Sliced Bread, SlugFest, Stanley the Whale, Steelhead Special, Strong Coffee, The Acorn, The Battered Suitcase, The Brooklyner, The Cathartic, The Delinquent, The Logan Square Literary Review, The Stone Hobo, The Uncommon Sense, Tight, Tomorrow Magazine, Trailer Park Quarterly, Truly Fine, Used Furniture Review, Vincent Brothers Review, Way Station Magazine, why vandalism?, Writer's Gazette
(Beard of Bees, 2011)
, About the Author
(Mindmade Books, 2011)
, Basic Cable Couplets
(Silkworms Ink, 2012)
Prizes Won: 
2004 Hands on Stanzas Gwendolyn Brooks Award 1982-1983-1983 Avery & Jule Hopwood Awards

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Caucasian, European American, Scandinavian American
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Flint, MI
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Flint, MI
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Last updated: Dec 13, 2018