Watercolors by Rustin Larson
|R. Larson: Replica of Van Gogh, Room in Arles|
Known more for his written works than his watercolors, Rustin Larson’s poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Iowa Review, North American Review, Poetry East, Saranac Review, Poets/Artists and other magazines. He is the author of Bum Cantos, Winter Jazz, & The Collected Discography of Morning (Winner of the Blue Light Press Book Award, 2013), The Wine-Dark House (Blue Light Press, 2009) and Crazy Star (selected for the Loess Hills Book’s Poetry Series in 2005). Larson won 1st Editor’s Prize from Rhino magazine in 2000 and has won prizes for his poetry from The National Poet Hunt and The Chester H. Jones Foundation among others. A seven-time Pushcart nominee, and graduate of the Vermont College MFA in Writing, Larson was an Iowa Poet at The Des Moines National Poetry Festival in 2002 & 2004, a featured writer in the DMACC Celebration of the Literary Arts in 2007 & 2008, and he was a featured poet at the Poetry at Round Top Festival in May 2012.
Rustin Larson paints watercolors just to chill out, kick back, let go, and relax. As a painter, he has no ambition whatsoever.