Dharma Rain released October 28
from Saint Julian Press
My essay, "The Future of American Poetry in the Twenty-first Century"
I am also pleased to announce that I will be a guest lecturer, panel member, and reader at the first residency of the new creative writing MFA program at Dominican University next June 1-11. At 2:30 p.m. on June 8, I will deliver a craft lecture that bridges poetry and prose writing. At 4:00 p.m., I will be part of a panel presentation on the topic of publishing with a small independent press. And that evening, I will be reading my poetry, along with another faculty member or guest speaker. Tickets will be available to the public for all afternoon lectures, panels, and evening readings. See website for details.
Finally, next April, I will be doing a book tour through the deep south, beginning as one of the featured readers at the Scissortail Creative Writing Festival at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, April 6-8. I will then do a road trip to the Alabama State Book Festival in Montgomery, where I will be one of 8 featured readers on April 22. Along the way, I plan to stop in San Antonio, Houston, and New Orleans for readings. On the return trip, I will be reading for Sandy Longhorn's graduate creative writing class at The University of Central Arkansas in Conway. More details about this trip will appear here and on the "Schedule" page of this website as they develop.
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"Watch your step, warns the speaker in "Vortices," one of the gripping poems in Terry Lucas's Dharma Rain. Good advice for approaching Lucas's second full-length collection, for in these poems, everything enters you. From grim realities to wry humor, the poems of Lucas's new book confront the mysteries of science, faith, and desire in exquisite forms, delicious language, and keen intelligence."
— Wendy Barker, author of One Blackbird at a Time
"In his fresh new visions of the world stripped of its former fashions, ideologies, and mythologies, Lucas writes as if he’s observing the world for the first time on his own heuristic terms, in both dexterously formal and free verse."
— Chard deNiord, author of Interstate
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