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LISTEN: Larry Christy On What It Takes To Get To Tomorrow

Image courtesy of Larry Christy
Larry Christy in the foreground.

Larry Christy owns Missouri River Rafting, where he guides canoe and rafting trips. He’s logged more than 5,000 miles on the water. He’s canoed the entire length of the Missouri River, from Montana to St. Louis – it took him three months. During the winter he works as a carpenter, restoring Victorian houses. He's also written poetry since he was a child. Here, the river guide and carpenter reads a poem about work.

In college, Larry Christy and a classmate opened a bookstore in St. Joseph, where they hosted open-mic readings each month — this motivated Christy and his friends to keep writing new material.

More of Larry Christy's poems, along with all of our other poets' WORD readings, are archived on SoundCloud.

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