Biography of Larry Hussey
UPDATE: I have now updated most of my poems with additional notes. So now you have a reason to re-read poems you have already seen. Its like the extras on a DVD!
I try to deliver the goods, so to speak. The reaction I seek from my readers is a smile, a laugh, and maybe saying 'I never thought of it like that before.' I try to be witty and satirical, yet also accessible and fun. My poems are able to be as deep as you like. They can be anything from a cheap laugh to a thoughtful insight into society, and its up to the reader to decide.
I invite you to read one of my poems if you are visiting my page for the first time. I have been writing haiku poetry for ten years. I only recently started writing in free verse. So if my poetry seems like haiku or tanka (another Japanese form) then you know why. Another influence on my writing is geometric proofs. I enjoy starting out with things as they are, then going one step at a time to draw a conclusion about them.
A new series of mine is evolving called 'Everyone.' It is a series which tries to make a social-psychological commentary by pointing out ways we all use language to circumvent or ignore the realities of life. I would especially appreciate comments on that new series.
Science has shown that poets have a unique connection between the imagery part of their brains and the language part. Thus poets are born and not made. So asking someone if they are a real poet is like asking them if their eyes are blue. They are or they aren't. That doesn't mean it doesn't take effort and it doesn't mean you don't have to keep improving.
Larry Hussey's Works:
I have been published in Frogpond: The Journal of the Haiku Society of America and Haiku Headlines.
Larry Hussey Poems
That's Not My Job (To Make Sense)
It's not my job to make sense. They should build a factory to make
My Alcohol-Abusing Dad Said 'I Love You....
After thinking about it, my dad said 'I love you.' In my mind, the words formed red and white wine-colored icicles
My Dad Gave Me A Coupon
My Dad gave me a coupon for a free cup of coffee. I wish it could be a slip of paper
On The Rebound
When love's been busted your heart can't be trusted You fall in love one day
They Took My Picture At The Mall
They took my picture at the mall the other day because I was standing by a storefront. They discussed how to improve it, took a lot of measurements,
Dimensions (Or My New Glasses)
What happens when what you see is in three dimensions, but they aren't
Everyone Has A Weird Dream Once In A Whi...
For example, last night I had a weird dream that I was on a big, floating ship. And inside of that ship,
Help Me, Then Leave Me
Help me, then leave me. Its not a bad thing. Life lasts too long to put on a ring,
The Limits Of Science (Or Social Life Ho...
Science has found a cure for just about everything but being a social outcast. But the answer is to be yourself,
You Are Not Ugly
You are not ugly. Those people who make you feel ugly are themselves the ones with ugly hearts.
Mini Golf Conspiracy
A mini-golf conspiracy. How many in your party-tee? One. One?
A Story With A Moral (Or The Mountain Of...
My dad saved the wine cork from every bottle of wine he drank. When the mountain got too big, he saved just the special ones.
A Run On The Bank
A run on the bank and people wonder what will happen to the money that covers their nut
On The Rebound
When love's been busted
your heart can't be trusted
You fall in love one day
and out of love the next.
Then repeat the process over
because you're a Rebounder.