Larry Logan Depicts Sorrow through Collection of Poems

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New book "Just Poems" takes readers on poignant poetic journey, describing harrowing struggles in life

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['Just Poems' is] a compilation that strives to resonate within readers by echoing emotions that have been infused in the captivating essence of words.

Just Poems” (published by Xlibris) is author Larry Logan’s compilation of poetry that was written during four confusing and painful years that began with the end of a 30-year marriage and then the sudden loss of a 17-year career. Through rhythm and rhyme, it depicts a search for meaning in the interaction of self, life and divinity following a massive meltdown.

This poignant compilation shares a poetic journal of mental illness, depression, self-harm, alcoholism, suicide, abusive relationships and spiritual crisis. It gives an authentic peek at these crippling matters as it deconstructs them through the means of an elegant sadness found in Logan’s poems.

“These are not my poems, nor do they belong to the reader, and they do not exist unto themselves,” author Logan explains. “Each one is like a tree unaware that it is. When a poem is ready for birth, it talks to me, and I write it. It is just a poem, like a tree is just a tree. There are no good or bad trees—just trees, just poems.”

Magnetic, powerful and touching, “Just Poems” is a compilation that strives to resonate within readers by echoing emotions that have been infused in the captivating essence of words.

“Just Poems”
By Larry Logan
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 200 pages | ISBN 9781503569287
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 200 pages | ISBN 9781503569294
E-Book | 200 pages | ISBN 9781503569300
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
In 1951, Larry Logan was born and grew up in Tacoma. He has worked as a house painter, an elementary special education teacher, a custodian, a drug and alcohol counselor and a life coach. Today, he is retired, still living in Vancouver with his wife, Tami, and happy.

Logan began writing poetry in high school, the usual dribble that teenagers write, and has continued to write on and off since. In 2008, after a divorce and loss of employment due to mental or emotional illness, he began writing daily as an expression of his personal journey from darkness to light. Logan likes progressive Christianity and studies the history of Christianity and development of its theology. He practices mindfulness and centering meditation.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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