Larsen’s fourth collection of poems, “Genius Loci,” was published in 2013 by University of Tampa Press. His earlier collections include “Backyard Alchemy,” “In All Their Animal Brilliance,” and “Erasable Walls.” Larsen’s work has appeared in many publications including Southern Review, Ploughshares, Orion, The Pushcart Prize Anthology and Poetry Daily. His nonfiction has twice made the Notable Essay list in Best American Essays. In 2012, he was named to a five-year term as Utah Poet Laureate.
Larsen grew up in Idaho and Colorado. He has taught literature and creative writing at BYU since 1993, where he currently serves as associate chair.
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