New and Selected Poems of Thomas Lux 1975-1995

ISBN-10: 0395858321
ISBN-13: 9780395858325
Edition: 1997 (Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.)
Authors: Thomas Lux
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Description: Thomas Lux's poems embody the sound of deep emotions lightly carried. In their deft, sometimes humorous fashion they unseat the spirit, fastening on the rueful and mysterious poignancies of our lives, like that unopened bottle of maraschino cherries  More...

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List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/15/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Thomas Lux's poems embody the sound of deep emotions lightly carried. In their deft, sometimes humorous fashion they unseat the spirit, fastening on the rueful and mysterious poignancies of our lives, like that unopened bottle of maraschino cherries abandoned in the refrigerator, or cocking a snook at the dreadful challenges of commercial leech farming today. For the past twenty-five years, Lux's work has grown from his early experiments in surrealism into a body of work that, while challenging the mind and affecting the funnybone, is designed to touch the heart, a destination Lux attains with the utmost precision and delicacy. This book for the first time brings together in one volume the best of his mature work.

Thomas Lux was born in Northampton, Massachusetts on December 10, 1946. He graduated from Emerson College in Boston. He was a member of the writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College for 25 years before becoming the Bourne Professor of Poetry at Georgia Tech in 2001. He was also the director of the McEver Visiting Writers program at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the director of Poetry@Tech. His first collection of poetry, Memory's Handgrenade, was published in 1972. His other collections of poetry include To the Left of Time, New and Selected Poems of Thomas Lux: 1975-1995, God Particles, Child Made of Sand, The Street of Clocks, and From the Southland. In 1994, he won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for the collection Split Horizon. He died February 5, 2017 at the age of 70.

He Has Lived in Many Houses
Refrigerator, 1957
Princess Summer Fall Winter Spring
Criss Cross Apple Sauce
The Man Inside the Chipmunk Suit
Impingement Syndrome
Sex in History
A Man Takes His Daughter, Age Five, to a Public Execution by Guillotine, Paris, 1857
Men with Small Heads
The River Between the Train and the Highway
Pismire Rising
The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently
What Montezuma Fed Cortes and His Men
Torn Shades
Towards
Commercial Leech Farming Today
This Space Available
And It Still Comes
A Small Tin Parrot Pin
Solo Native
The Green
Rilke and Lou
The Bitterness of Children
Barn Fire
Dawn Walk and Prayer
Postcard to Baudelaire
All the Slaves
Graveyard by the Sea
Elegy for Frank Stanford
Spiders Wanting
Portrait of the Man Who Drowned Wearing His Best Suit and Shoes
The Enemy the Wind
Gold on Mule
Farmers
Poem in Thanks
Here's to Samuel Greenberg
View from a Porch
Man Asleep in a Child's Bed
Flying Noises
The Milkman and His Son
Empty Pitchforks
The Crows of Boston and New York
The Fourth Grade
The Thirst of Turtles
Somebody's Aunt Out Swabbing Her Birdbath
Give It to the Wind
Tarantulas on the Lifebuoy
Early On, This Decade's Light Smelled
His Job Is Honest and Simple
It's the Little Towns I Like
At the Far End of a Long Wharf
The Night So Bright a Squirrel Reads
You Go to School to Learn
If I Die Before I Wake
There Were Some Summers
His Spine Curved Just Enough
Moon-Annoyed, Cognac's Ashen Thrill
It Must Be the Monk in Me
After a Few Whiffs of Another World
The Dark Comes On in Blocks, in Cubes
Like a Wide Anvil from the Moon the Light
Beneath the Apple Branches Bent Dumbly
The Oxymoron Sisters
Dr. Goebbels's Novels
The Swimming Pool
Snake Lake
Wife Hits Moose
Pedestrian
Triptych, Middle Panel Burning
Backyard Swingset
Old Man Shoveling Snow
Cellar Stairs
Elegy for Robert Winner
Irreconcilabilia
So You Put the Dog to Sleep
The Deadhouse at the Workhouse
Traveling Exhibits of Torture Instruments
Institute of Defectology
Kwashiorkor; Marasmus
Winter River
Haitian Cadavers
Walt Whitman's Brain Dropped on Laboratory Floor
Upon Seeing an Ultrasound Photo of an Unborn Child
Bodo
For My Daughter When She Can Read
Floating Baby Paintings
The Garden
Ultima Thule
Time
The Sudd as Metaphor
What I See When I Drive to Work
Painfully Banal
A Little Tooth
Black Road over which Green Trees Grow
Mr. Pope
The Creature Has a Purpose
The Perfect God
At Least Let Me Explain
Great Advances in Vanity
Falling Through the Leaves
The People of the Other Village
An Horatian Notion
Gorgeous Surfaces
Ditto
Virgule
The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
Edgar Allan Poe Meets Sarah Hale (Author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb")
Amiel's Leg
Endive
Frankly, I Don't Care
The Driver Ant
The Nazi at the Puppet Show
Job's Problems
Kalashnikov
Money
The Big Picture
Grim Town in a Steep Valley
River Blindness (Onchocerciasis)
History Books
Shaving the Graveyard
Pecked to Death by Swans
Autobiographical
The River That Scolds at All the Other Rivers
A Streak of Blood That Once Was a Tiny Red Spider
Emily's Mom
"Mr John Keats Five Feet Tall" Sails Away
"I Love You Sweetheart"
Say Yes
Glow Worm
Onomatopoeia
A Boat in the Forest
Notes from The Drowned River and from Split Horizon

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