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Dick Lourie is an American poet and the author of eight books. His most recent collection, If the Delta was the Sea, is available from Hanging Loose Press.
In 1968, he signed the “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War.
He has edited, along with Mark Pawlak, two anthologies of high school writing Smart Like Me and Bullseye. A musician as well as a poet, Lourie plays the tenor sax and trumpet with the Blue Suede Boppers, the G-Clefs, and musician Big Jack Johnson. In 2000, he released a CD, Ghost Radio Blues, a mix of blues and spoken word. He is retired from the University of Massachusetts, where he worked as an editor. The movie Smoke Signals, screenplay by Sherman Alexie, ends poignantly with his poem "Forgiving Our Fathers."
- Ghost Radio. Hanging Loose (1998)
- If the Delta was the Sea. Hanging Loose (2008)
- “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” January 30, 1968 New York Post
- "Talking with Somerville poet/musician Dick Lourie - The Somerville News Blog". Somervillenews.typepad.com. 2005-03-17. Retrieved 2014-07-31.
- Ghost Radio by Dick Lourie. Hanging Loose Press: Brooklyn, NY; 1998