Larry Butler

LB head&shoulders

Larry was born in USA , been living in Glasgow since 1981;  he teaches  tai-chi in healthcare settings and leads expressive writing groups at the Maggie Cancer Care Centre;  recent publications include Butterfly Bones (Two Ravens), and Han Shan Everywhere (Survivors’ Press). Larry edits pamphlets for PlaySpace Publications and  recently became a grandpa and a knitter (plain & purl).

Here is Larry’s entry in the Scottish Poets Library

Here is a video of Larry reciting some his poems with musical accompaniment from Ratnadevi and Thom Harlow

sample poem from Butterfly Bones

that sounds like the beginning of a poem

At dinner tonight I almost bit my tongue
but I stopped myself just before I did it.

Then I proudly said to everyone (there were
twenty of us at table):

I almost bit my tongue but I stopped
myself just before I did it.

Then you said:

that sounds like the beginning of a poem.
a poem    a poem

So I said it again louder:

I almost bit my tongue but I stopped
myself just before I did it.

Everyone laughed so later I wrote: at dinner
tonight I almost bit my tongue but I stopped
myself just before I did it.