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God Particles Poems

ISBN-10: 0618931821

ISBN-13: 9780618931828

Edition: 10th 2008

Authors: Thomas Lux

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A new collection of poems from Thomas Lux, the Kingsley Tufts Awardwinning author of The Street of Clocks and The Cradle Place God Particles displays the distinctive originality and unpredictability that prompted the Washington Post Book World to name Lux "one of this generations most gifted poets." A satiric edge, tempered by profound compassion, cuts through many of the poems in Luxs book. While themes of intolerance, inhumanity, loss, and a deep sense of mortality mark these poems, unexpected moments of grace instill even the darkest moments with an unexpected sweetness. In the title poem Lux writes, "theres no reason for God to feel guilt / I think He was downhearted, weary, too weary / to be angry anymore . . . / He wanted each of us, / and all the things we touch, . . . / to have a tiny piece of him / though we are unqualified, / of even the crumb of a crumb." Dark, humorous, and strikingly imaginative, this is Luxs most compassionate work to date.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 80
Size: 6.40" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
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 Tufts Poetry Award for the collection Split Horizon. He died February 5, 2017 at the age of 70.

Contents
The Gentleman Who Spoke Like Music
Behind the Horseman Sits Black Care
The Hungry Gap-Time
Hitler's Slippers
Sleep's Ambulance
Lump of Sugar on an Anthill
Stink Eye
The Lead Hour
The First Song
Peacocks in Twilight
Nolens Volens (Whether Willing or Unwilling)
Gravy Boat Goes over Waterfall
The General Law of Oblivion
Midmorning
Put the Bandage on the Sword and Not the Wound
The Harmonic Scalpel
The Republic of Anesthesia
Man Pedaling Next to His Bicycle
Her Hat, That Party on Her Head
Eyes Scooped Out and Replaced by Hot Coals
The Pier Aspiring
God Particles
Their Feet Shall Slide in Due Time
Invective
Jesus' Baby Teeth
How Difficult
Apology to My Neighbors for Beheading Their Duck
Antinomianism
5,495
The Utopian Wars
The Joy-Bringer
The Happy Majority
Cliffs Shining with Rain
The Shooting Zoo
The Ambrosiana Library
The Deathwatch Beetle
Mole Emerging from Trench Wall, Verdun, 1916
The Grand Climacteric
Vaticide
Early Blur
Sex After Funerals
Puzzlehead
Blue Vistas Glued
The American Duel
Toad on Golf Tee
And the Mice Made Marriage All Night
Vinegar on Chalk57
Autobiographophobia
Sugar Spoon
A Clearing, a Meadow, in Deep Forest
Notes