About Terry Lucas:
Terry Lucas is the author of two award-winning poetry chapbooks (Altar Call and If They Have Ears to Hear), and the full-length poetry collection, In This Room (CW Books, 2016). His work has received numerous awards, including the 2014 Crab Orchard Review Feature Award in Poetry, the fifth annual Littoral Press Poetry Prize, and five Pushcart Prize nominations. Terry’s poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in dozens of literary journals, and he has taught in the Chicago Public School System as a Master Poet in the Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center’s Writing Center. He is a 2008 poetry MFA graduate of New England College, and currently the Co-Executive Editor of Trio House Press, as well as a freelance poetry coach.
About Dharma Rain:
"Watch your step," warns the speaker in "Vortices," one of the gripping poems in Terry Lucas's Dharma Rain. Good advice for approaching Lucas's second full-length collection, for in these poems, "everything enters you." From the grim realities of "The Arrival," "Horse Latitudes," and "A Short History of Baby Incubators" to the wry humor of "Science Fact or Fiction" (about the history of "Giving the finger") and the delicious wit of "Psalm '66" to an amazing series of poems placing John Calvin as a kid growing up in Texas in the '50s, the poems of Lucas's new book confront the mysteries of science, faith, and desire in exquisite forms, delicious language, and keen intelligence.
— Wendy Barker