January 2010


“I love your WEBSITE! [Your writing] … has a wonderfully original tone and southern honesty to it. Your wisdom and faith have served you well … and will continue to do so.”
[Concerning one of Larry’s poems]
“What an amazing piece of poetry! Brilliant! I love the fact that it pays homage to Frost at the end. Also love the memorable images. Miles of memory and savored time have brought you much good poetry!”

Charles Ghigna   



December 2005

“As Brooklyn Poet Laureate, the third in Brooklyn’s history, I have been fortunate to know Larry Garland as a journalist, poet and friend. Of the large number of professionals I know … no one but Larry shines as a selfless genius who time and time again has proven his ability to work harmoniously with others while at the same time inspiring the very best initiative in any team.”


—Ken Siegelman


Ken, my friend, I know you rest in peace, for now you are in a place – among other great and gentle teachers – where poetry is truly appreciated. I see you there, sharing your life’s work and wisdom like Socrates wandering through Athens, teaching by asking  questions; like Jesus lovingly instructing by simple parable. They held a spot for you there, but back here you are so missed.

– Larry (Summer/Fall 2009) 



Gargiulo + Partners


June 2007



To whom it may concern,


I am happy to provide this letter of reference for Larry Garland, who has worked closely with us as a freelance writer and editor for almost four years.  Gargiulo + Partners, Inc. is a financial communications firm providing marketing communications advice and services to financial services firms and their clients around the world.


Larry has served our world-class clients with professionalism, skill and insight.  His financial writing and copyediting work have earned consistent praise from these demanding clients, as has his understanding of financial-markets and regulatory issues.


In the kind of communications advisory work that Larry does, interpersonal skills are as important as technical expertise.  Larry’s teamwork and project management skills are commensurate with his broad financial knowledge and versatile writing ability.  I have always found Larry to be resourceful, creative and focused on the goal of effective task-completion. One example of his work for us: as project lead for one of our major clients—a top-shelf bank—Larry has consistently received accolades, leading to a broadening and deepening of the client-agency relationship across an ongoing, three-year span.


Larry Garland would be an asset to any communications team.  I would be pleased to talk about the work Larry has done with Gargiulo + Partners and our clients.  I can be reached at the number below.






Diane M. Gargiulo

President + Founder 




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