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Child Made of Sand Poems

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ISBN-10: 0547580983

ISBN-13: 9780547580982

Edition: 2012

Authors: Thomas Lux

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Reader’s familiar with Thomas Lux’s quick-witted images ("Language without simile is like a lung/ without air") and his rambunctious, Cirque-Du-Soleil-like imagination ("The Under-Appreciated Pontooniers") will find in his new collection,Child Made of Sand, not only the signature funny, provocative, and poignant super-surrealism that has made him, along with Charles Simic, James Tate, and Dean Young, one of America’s most inventive and humane poets, but they will also find in a surprising series of homages, elegies, rants, and autobiographical poems a new register of language in which time and mortality echo and reverberate in quieter notes. In "West Shining Tree," we can hear this shift in…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 80
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.38" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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…