Coaxing the Muse: Thoughts on the Creative Process
Professor of English
Lance Larsen (PhD, University of Houston) is the author of two poetry collections: Erasable Walls 1998) and In All Their Animal Brilliance (2005), the latter of which won the Tampa Review Prize and three other awards. His poems and essays have appeared in many publications.
A professor of English at BYU, in 2005 Dr. Larsen co-directed a semester-long study abroad program in London where he taught English literature and creative nonfiction. He currently serves as associate chair of the English Department, as the poetry editor of Literature and Belief, and he regularly teaches courses in poetry, creative writing, the short story, and American literature. Larsen has served on the Literary Arts Advisory Panel for the Utah Arts Council and has received many fellowships and awards including most recently the National Endowment for the Arts (2007).