To view or download any of Larry's chapbooks, click the link, cover art or hotspot.

The Innkeeper

See review on above link and to purchase.


I would like to introduce y'all to my muse:

She has guided much of my work since the 1990s.

The Emperor of Ice-Cream

(after the poem by Wallace Stevens)

 Pecos,  (Terlingua, Far West Texas)

 Plácido, by nodding onion, the chapbook imprint of the Virtual Artists Collective (Chicago) is now available at Google Play and may be downloaded as a pdf file for printing:

The collection is illustrated with the beautiful, original artwork of Steven Schroeder, the publisher/editor of the Virtual Artists Collective.

Through Plácido, a deaf and mute artist prodigy of Mexican heritage, Larry D. Thomas explores the uncompromising demands which "art" requires of any "artist" of seriousness. Thomas, a poet of extraordinary imaginative prowess, drops the reader into a convincingly believable world of family loyalty, sacrifice, and the pursuit of the highest ideals of human culture.

I am pleased to announce the e-publication of my new chapbook, El Padre:

It was published by nodding onion, a new imprint of the Virtual Artists Collective (Chicago).

I have a new e-chapbook (Jake & Violet) from Right Hand Pointing:!larry-d-thomas-jake--violet/cfd9

Announcing the release of a revised and expanded print edition of my chapbook, The Circus, by Blue Horse Press (publisher of the San Pedro River Review).  Several of the twenty-two poems in the collection were first published by Right Hand Pointing in 2008 as an e-chapbook.  The book is available for purchase at

“For years, Larry D. Thomas has been a contemporary master of the precise image, but with this new collection, we discover that he is also ringmaster and clown, lion-tamer and lion. In poems as well-honed as the knife-thrower’s blade and as minutely accurate as his aim, this exceptional book honors well both its overt subject, the circus, and its implied subject, the making of art. These poems are infused with the high danger of artistic enterprise and should be approached with caution: their stark beauty cuts deep.”

Benjamin Myers, Oklahoma Poet Laureate

Los Días de Los Muertos

(Big Bend area, far West Texas)

published by Right Hand Pointing

Read online

The Goatherd

About -- Order

WINNER: 2015 Western Heritage Wrangler Award

(National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum)

Art Museums

the wadded up poem behind the dumpster!larry2014home/cgza

The Red, Candle-lit Darkness

Now in an online edition at Right Hand Pointing

Colors published by Right Hand Pointing:

Social Networks published by Right Hand Pointing:


(West Texas)

Larry D. Thomas, poems

Lisa Thomas, photography

Five Lavender Minutes of an Afternoon is online.

Red-Letter Epiphany

Hell Yes I Believed

"Mama Sug"

Grandma's House

To Rid Our Bodies of Red Dust

Five Lavender Minutes of an Afternoon


Balsa Wood

Baby Horny Frogs

Of Loaves and Fishes

Lake Balmorhea (far West Texas)

The Wallet  

Other online publications from the same publisher,

Right Hand Pointing, can be found here:

Plain Pine can be viewed online.


Her Black Iron Skillet

Nothing but Music

Cool Water

The Dark Child

Plain Pine

The Stare

Where Brothers Walk


and others