Lyrical years is Gary Grossman's first collection of poetry. Poems range from local birds and trees, to marriage, to parenting, and back again.
Gary Grossman is Professor Emeritus of Animal Ecology at University of Georgia. An author of 150 scientific articles, Gary’s poetry has been published in reviews including: Verse-Virtual, Sheila-Na-Gig, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Salvation South, and Delta Poetry Review; his fiction and creative nonfiction in MacQueen’s and Tamarind Literary Magazine. His work “Mindfulness” was nominated by MacQueen’s Quinterly for inclusion in The Best Small Fictions 2023 Anthology. For 10 years he wrote the “Ask Dr. Trout” column for American Angler.
Grossman transports us with casual, simple, verse. Simple here is a way for the reader to gain access to a world that is not easy to penetrate and does not cause distaste but rather gives an invitation. The reader is able to sink into the words, feel the love song, allow the cadence of nature to fall over them, and still feel the blisters and welts of the unfairness and cruelties of life.Kim Malinowski