Tag Archives: Thomas Lux

( Part 3 of 3) Gone to Soon – Tribute to Tom Lux – Have You Found It Now – the Unbroken World?

I love mystery, strangeness, nuttiness, wildness, leaps across chasms, irreverence, all the crazy stuff we love about poetry. We don’t usually love poems because they are well made, or smart, or deep. We love them for their crazy hearts. Thomas Lux, from The Atlantic, 2004 Crazy hearts. The poems of  American poet Thomas Lux (1946-2017) […]

(Part 2 of 3) Gone too Soon – Tribute to Tom Lux – Out of the Waiting List to Zero

THE BEFORELIFE for Thomas Lux Meanwhile, I visit the word world. In between feeding my friends, the alert preternaturally unafraid birds of Purgatory Cove. Wright, Franz from The Beforelife, Alfred A. Knopf, 2001 Is it a coincidence I wonder that Franz Wright (1953 – 2015), Pulitzer prize winning poet dedicated a poem to recovering addict […]

(Part 1 of 3) Gone Too Soon – Tribute to Tom Lux – Renderer of Life – Low and Lower – into Poetry!

Render, Render Boil it down: feet, skin, gristle, bones, vertebrae, heart muscle, boil it down, skim, and boil again, dreams, history, add them and boil again, boil and skim in closed cauldrons, boil your horse, his hooves, the runned-over dog you loved, the girl by the pencil sharpener who looked at you, looked away, boil […]

No Ordinary Luminary – Dorianne Laux

The American poet Dorianne Laux (1952 – ) was unknown to me when I first met her at the Skagit River Poetry Festival in La Conner, Washington in 2002. But ever since then I have licked up her words like the finest honey. (For more on Laux and her poems see Favorite Poets on the […]