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Lance M. Loder

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Lance M. Loder (1951 – 2009)

Born in Alaska, Lance made his way to Idaho via Indonesia.  He   attended many different university writing programs, but was disappointed in them each time.  He kept writing… and reading. Later, he took care of adults as a live-in caretaker, then younger folks as manager of the Green Tortoise Hostel in Seattle.  He kept writing…kept reading… He managed a graduate school housing unit near University of Washington for 5 years, mentored young writers, kept reading… kept writing…His last great teacher, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, came to him in the early 1990’s. The illness kept him living on the edge financially, and always exhausted.  He died himself with the assistance of the Aurora Bridge in Seattle, Washington on October 6th, 2009.  He left all his writings to Christian Swenson, who is developing a web site devoted to his work:   www.coyoteuniversty.net


Beware, Now

As Usual


Heart of Wine

My Iridescent Green Slacks

Who is this?

The Orchestra and the Shattered Instrument

The Edge

Coyote University

Written by lickmypoetry

June 12, 2010 at 8:26 pm

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  3. Lance, you will be missed. You helped make my transition into Seattle very smooth. I’ll never forget you, your incredible stories and your kind and giving soul. Tracy and I still think about the evening us three sat outside at 2120 and you said, “The night is so, sweet.”



    June 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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