To the Left of Time

Thomas Lux (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
April 05, 2016
Pages
96
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.6 X 7.8 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780544649651
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About the Author

Thomas Lux is the author of 13 books of poems and one book of nonfiction. Bourne Professor of Poetry and Director of the McEver Visiting Writers Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology, his awards include the Kingsley Tufts Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, three NEA Fellowships, and the Robert Creeley Award.

Reviews

"After a long career, the multi-award-winning Lux luxuriates in a chance to weigh the past ('What we were thinking/ was bombing the cows with dirtballs') against the present ('Always nervous around the cheerful, / though drawn to them, always leery/ of the happy, I now find myself cheerful, / and that makes me nervous'). After a first section loaded with unsentimentalized rural images--there's snow-covered manure and a string of small tragedies from a putative horse poisoner to a cousin's scarlet fever--we arrive at a selection of tongue-in-cheek or modestly touching odes ('I never meant to confuse/ those who thought--without malice/ and with some concern--otherwise: I was average'). A third section acutely observes the world ('Everything I hear is overviolined') as a sense of quiet acceptance threads its way throughout. VERDICTAn accessible collection that will have broad appeal."--Library Journal