Larry Kimmel

Rookie - 2 Points (1940)

Biography of Larry Kimmel

Larry Kimmel poet

Larry Kimmel was born in 1940, in Johnstown, PA. He holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Pittsburgh University, and has worked at everything from steel mills to libraries. Now self-employed, he lives with his wife in the hills of western Massachusetts.

Larry Kimmel's Works:

A Small Silent Ordeal (novel)
alone tonight (poems)
the inadequacy of long-stemmed roses (poems)
the necessary fly (haiku)
Cold Stars White Moon (tanka)
a river years from here (short prose & poems)
As Far as Thought Can Reach (10 bite-size metaphysical essays)

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With its miniature rock gardens, grape arbor, and roses (roses everywhere, like a child's experiment with rouge): with its neatly trimmed grass along the flagstone walks; with its birdbath (strategically placed, as was its willow tree) —the backyard had all the aura of a formal garden.

In that lawn (just large enough to frame a family portrait) , hemmed in by a wire fence disguised with honeysuckle vines and marigolds, one somehow achieved a sense of privacy; even a sense of seclusion from th

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