Commons includes Earth in Oligarchal Grip - 2017 poems, Thunder - 2018 poems, and Early Riser - 2019 poems. As in previous recent books the poet includes many of the drawings from his notebooks interspersed with the poems. To Larry: "Poetry isn't the property of Academe. It's an alive art --- & you prove that." - Joy Harjo"He is a master reader, and you have to imagine these pieces read. No, rather performed. For Larry truly breathes shape into the words. They take on attitudes. Costumes. He is their animator, as well as originator." - Art Goodtimes"I feel fulfilled that we claim a poet here unafraid of voicing his rancor at the ruthless betrayers of the heart, and, fulfilled that he is honest not to comprise or gloss over serious concerns of our age." - Jimmy Santiago Baca.