Books by Gary Lark

Easter Creek

Easter Creek, 2021 Mainstreet Rag $15
“These poems are in good company with John Prine, Ted Kooser, Edgar Lee Masters—quietly urging affection for the community that E.M. Forster called ‘the true aristocracy of the plucky and the good.'” Kim Stafford

“”A master at dialogue and crafting the richest scenes with the barest essentials, the poet captures the roil of young love, the yearning of nostalgia, and everything in between. Clear-hearted and plainspoken, the collection uplifts and disarms, so we’re drawn into a genuine place of caring.” Oregonian Review, April 7, 2022

Daybreak on the Water

Daybreak on the Water, 2020 Flowstone Press $15
“This fisherman’s river-poems carry what the Umpqua carries, “the wonderment of living things.” Paulann Petersen

In the House of Memory

In the House of Memory , 2016 BatCat Press $10 “In both poetry and prose this compassionate book takes us on a powerful journey through many ordinary lives. This poet makes us care.” Penelope Scambly Schott

Ordinary Gravity

Ordinary Gravity, 2019 Airlie Press $16
“The poems in Lark’s Ordinary Gravity, rooted deep in earth and hard work, lead us through lives flash-lit by courage and honor in the face of betrayal.” Judith Montgomery

Without a Map

Without a Map, 2013 Wellstone Press $10 (sale)
“In poem after compelling poem, Lark gives voice to lives which all too often go unheard…” Maxine Scates

River of Solace

River of Solace, 2016 Flowstone Press $10
Winner, Turtle Island Quarterly Editor’s Choice Chapbook Award
“This geographic and emotional terrain matters in all the ways that count.” Michael McGriff

Getting By

Getting By, 2009 Logan House Press $5 (sale)
Winner of the Holland Prize
“These are poems of fierce candor and compassion.” Clemens Starck

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