photo © Dorothy Alexander
In 1946, Thomas Lux was born in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was educated
at Emerson College and The University of Iowa.
His books of poetry include God Particles: Poems (Houghton Mifflin, 2008); The Cradle Place (2004); The Street of Clocks (2001); New and Selected Poems, 1975-1995 (1997), which
was a finalist for the 1998 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; The Blind Swimmer:
Selected Early Poems, 1970-1975 (1996); Split Horizon (1994), for
which he received the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; Pecked to Death by
Swans (1993); A Boat in the Forest (1992); The Drowned River: New
Poems (1990); Half Promised Land (1986); Tarantulas on the
Lifebuoy (1983); Massachusetts (1981); Like a Wide Anvil from the
Moon the Light (1980); Sunday (1979); Madrigal on the Way
Home (1977); The Glassblower's Breath (1976); Memory's
Handgrenade (1972); and The Land Sighted (1970).
Thomas Lux also has
edited The Sanity of Earth and Grass (1994, with Jane Cooper and Sylvia
Winner) and has translated Versions of Campana (1977).
Lux has been the poet in residence at Emerson College (1972-1975), and a
member of the Writing Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and the Warren Wilson
MFA Program for Writers. He has also taught at the Universities of Iowa,
Michigan, and California at Irvine, among others. He has been a finalist for
the Los Angeles Times Book Award in Poetry and has received three
National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
He Currently teaches at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.