Larry Butler

Born in the USA, Larry Butler attended art schools in Paris and Oxford, and has lived in Glasgow since 1981. He co-founded the Poetry Healing Project and Survivors' Poetry Scotland. He has worked in London as Director of PlaySpace Trust, Matchbox Theatre, co-director Drama Therapy Centre, and is now convenor for Lapidus Scotland (creative words for health & well-being).  He teaches tai-chi and facilitates writing groups at the Maggie Cancer Care Centre.

Larry Butler


A Tribute: Sandy Hutchison »

Guests celebrate the work of a great Scottish poet and friend to StAnza, chaired by Larry Butler

Sun 5 March | 15:30 - 16:30 | FREE | The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, Studio Theatre


What Matters

Let me tell you
how words sometimes
don't matter
as when gestures
connect need with need
then giving is receiving
receiving         giving
it's all about change –
how blank faces light up
when you get
what you want
without asking


Larry Butler