Lux, Thomas 1998

Wednesday, November 4, 1998

His spine curved just enough
to suggest a youth spent amidst a boring
landscape: brokedown corncrib, abandoned sty,
skeletal manure shed, a two-silo barn with one
sold off leaving a round pit
filled with rubble–where once the sweet silage
piled up and up now the brooding
ground of toads…

Thomas Lux, “His Spine Curved Just Enough”

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Watch Thomas Lux read his poem, “Refrigerator:”

“Refrigerator” by Thomas Lux

Thomas Lux read this on March 15, 2012 at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, Massachusetts at the annual Robert Creeley Poetry Reading. Thomas Lux is the 2012 winner of the Robert Creeley Award. For more information about the foundation, please visit

you need not talk nor fear
that particular sticky abrasion gotten
by walking into pine trees… You find
a lucidity in this darkness.

– Thomas Lux, “The Night So Bright A Squirrel Reads”

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Read an interview with Thomas Lux from Writer’s Digest:

Thomas Lux: Poet Interview

Poet Thomas Lux, author of a dozen books, including Child Made of Sand and God Particles, takes a moment to talk poetic process, surrealism, and the importance of reading until you bleed.

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