Barbara Larsen


Inspired by the beauty of nature and its constant changes, family memories, people Barbara Larsen observes and humorous incidents in her life also find their way into her work.

She served as Door County Poet Laureate from 2011 to 2013 and has published six books of poetry. A recipient of the Jade Ring Poetry Prize, Barbara has taught writing classes at The Clearing and Bjorklunden, Lawrence University Seminar Center and has been active in poetry projects in Door County and other areas of the state of Wisconsin.

Her latest book, Obits, is a result of her long time interest in obituaries and creating pictures of the people in them in her mind.

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Finding Tongues In Trees
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » General, Poetry » Female authors
Finding Tongues in Trees, celebrated Door County poet Barbara Larsen's sixth poetry collection, takes us on a journey that explores the natural world, her life experiences, works of great poets, and the transcendence of the commonplace. The poet joins her acute observation and insight with superb craftsmanship to bring us a set of poems that is resonant and thought-provoking.
Obits: Reading Behind the Fine Print
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Biography, Poetry » Female authors
Recent Door County Poet Laureate Barbara Larsen’s seventh book is Obits: Reading behind the fine print, uses her interest in obituaries to move beyond the printed words to capture essential meaning of the subject’s lives. At times light-hearted, at times poignant, but always respectful, Larsen’s poems bring energy, hope, and resonance to lives of the departed.