Lawrence Raab

(Pittsfield, Massachusetts)

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Lawrence Raab (born 1946 Pittsfield, Massachusetts) is an American poet.

He graduated from Middlebury College, in 1968 and from Syracuse University with an MA, in 1972. He taught at American University 1970-71, University of Michigan, and Williams College 1976 to present. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and the Virginia Quarterly Review. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts. more »

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Attack Of The Crab Monsters

Even from the beach I could sense it—
lack of welcome, lack of abiding life,
like something in the air, a certain
lack of sound. Yesterday
there was a mountain out there.
Now it's gone. And look

at this radio, each tube neatly
sliced in half. Blow the place up!
That was my advice.
But after the storm and the earthquake,
after the tactic of the exploding plane
and the strategy of the sinking boat, it looked

like fate and I wanted to say, "Don't you see?
So what if you're a famous biochemist!
Lost with all hands is an old ...

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