Lyrical Life

by Eric Jan Larsen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 16/08/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 58
ISBN : 9781728322087

About the Book

It was during my tenure as an English teacher helping children learn to write, however, that I formulated the guiding principle of my work: We all have a voice, and we all have something to offer via the written word. To this day, some of the most influential writing I have had the pleasure to read was provided by my students, many of whom, like their teacher, did not initially realize they had so much to offer others. I am forever indebted to them for their inspiration. Lyrical Life springs like a fountain from their incredible minds.

About the Author

With his ancestry going back to Scandanavia, England and Germany, and his education encompassing the study of English, Folklore and Education, Eric Jan Larsen writes autobiographical poems that explore family relationships, tradititon, faith and love. Calling on past experiences as a youth as well as an adult, he is particularly interested in telling his life story through the lens of a father, husband and older spiritual adult. Growing up in the urban environment of Philadelphia but living for years afterwards in small Northern and Southern towns, he is a grateful for both experiences and the perspectives they provide on race, religion, family and politics. Married for over thirty years, and the proud parent of two children, he lives with his wife in a small coastal community in North Florida that he still calls “the shore.”