Thomas Lux

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Thomas Lux

Publication Date: Spring 2012
208 Pages
ISBN13:  978-1-934851-37-1
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From the Southland is the nonfiction debut from award-winning poet, Thomas Lux, author of more than eleven books of poetry. Lux turns that same unique lens he uses to make those immensely satisfying and well-wrought poems on the most unlikely subjects: the heroic mundane, the awful—as in full of awe, and the tragic. He reveals to each of us, through that lens, through his praise of the absurdly beautiful, the space we inhabit and those travelling with us. Set in the San Diego area his subjects range: Even the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge is a character itself. His investigations are presented in painstaking detail—stories so fantastic, they have to be true.

About the Author, Thomas Lux

hunthspace=10Thomas Lux was born in December 1946. He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and three times from the NEA. He received the Kingsley Tufts Award for his book Split Horizon. His most recent collection of poems is God Particles (Houghton Miffl in, 2008) and Houghton Miffl in Harcourt will publish Child Made of Sand in 2012. Lux is Bourne Professor of Poetry and Director of the McEver Visiting Writers Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is a frequent visitor to the MFA programs at Sarah Lawrence College and Warren Wilson College. He lives in Atlanta.


“One of this generation’s most gifted poets."
— Washington Post Book World

“Investigative journalism at its most enthralling & idiosyncratic. Lux creates a series of remarkable portraits of contemporary Americans engaged in peculiar and sometimes hilarious trades: fi re eaters, bridge-workers, bug photographers, hypnotherapists, crime lab cops, master taxidermists, inveterate weepers and denizens of the night. A delicious mix of captivating science writing and colorful studies of contemporary Americana .”
— Steve Kowit

“Lux is sui generis, his own kind of poet, unlike any of the fashions of his time.”
— Stanley Kunitz


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Sept24The Poets’ Follies Reading Series, sponsored by Marick Press and The Oakland University Writing Center, will feature the poetry of David Young, Todd Swift and Jason Storms at 6:30PM. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session.
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