larry sorkin

Larry Sorkin is a some-of-the-time North Carolina poet and teacher, a part-time businessman and an occasional performer of poetry with the classical music group, The Bechtler Ensemble. Together, they received the 2022 Irene Blair Honeycutt Legacy Award.

He presents workshops exploring the connections between poetry and fine arts, dance, music and depth psychology. He is a poet-in-residence at the Airy Knoll Arts Project.

Poetry didn’t come to Sorkin until his forties when he fell under the infectious influence of Robert Bly. He considers it a calling to spread the passion. He often holes up on his ridgetop overlooking the Piedmont, daydreaming into the fields and onto paper.


Larry's first full length book of poetry, published by Bonhomie Press, is being made available free - with a charitable donation encouraged to one of his favorite causes. Click here to order a copy and view the organizations Larry would like your help supporting. You can also order the book from Books and Books and other book sellers. All author's proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to charity.

If you'd like to view him reading from the book, click this link.