Reflections and notes on the relationship of art to nature and of nature to art from along Warwoman Creek, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Katuah Province of Turtle Island, where the light, the dark, the seasons, the time of deep past, deep present and deep future all mix in alchemal mists to reveal and hide and transform these slopes, shaded coves, bright rivers, deep forests and me, and together sustain me and my art.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Video of my poetry reading beside the Chattooga River

Here is a short video from my poetry reading at the Chattooga River, on a Ga. Forest Watch sponsored hike "Take Me to the River: A Chattooga River Poetry Hike" on October 24, 2009:
Thanks to Louis Leon for his superb videography and editing, and to Patricia Kyritsi Howell for the opening still shots.

Forest Watch Walk-DV-copy

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Kaleidoscope: Lenses on Reality (The Chrysalis Reader) will be released on January 10, 2010, features Laurence’s poem “Driving West.” To order just click on

Description: "We all see things differently so much so that communication, community, and society may be minor miracles. Do others see us the way we see ourselves? How do our opinions color our reactions? How much do we read into what we see? The sixteenth installment of this anthology, the Chrysalis Reader, focuses on perception, both physical and spiritual. Writers from all walks of life share their poetry, short fiction, and essays on how life s twists and turns affect how we see ourselves, each other, and the world. These varied insights combine to form their own lens on reality, allowing the reader to see the world through other people’s eyes."