Lance Larsen

Lance Larsen’s most recent book is Backyard Alchemy: Poems. His work has appeared in New York Review of Books, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, Threepenny Review, Southern Review, The Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere.

  • A Few Estrogen Stories to Help Balance the Scales | Beasts of Burden

    Imagine half a million Vietnamese up to their heinies slogging rice paddies for a year, and you have the salary of the
  • All Night, Give or Take a Sloppy Hour

    My neighbor’s patio light burns like an ember, burns cleanly, never mind circadian rhythms and light pollution,
  • To Fire

    In my backyard, huddled over my magnifying