Thomas Lux

Thomas Lux

Northampton, Massachusetts
Thomas Lux
Northampton, Massachusetts
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Thomas Lux (born December 10, 1946) is an American poet that holds the Margaret T. and Henry C. Bourne, Jr. Chair in Poetry at the Georgia Institute of Technology and runs Georgia Tech's "Poetry at Tech" program.
Thomas Lux was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, son of a milkman and a Sears & Roebuck switchboard operator, neither of whom graduate ...
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"I Love You Sweatheart"
A man risked his life to write the words.
A man hung upside down (an idiot friend
holding his legs?) with spray paint
to write the words on a girder fifty feet above
Refrigerator, 1957
More like a vault -- you pull the handle out
and on the shelves: not a lot,
and what there is (a boiled potato
in a bag, a chicken carcass
A Library Of Skulls
A Little Tooth
Your baby grows a tooth, then two,
and four, and five, then she wants some meat
directly from the bone. It's all
The Man Into Whose Yard You Should Not Hit Your Ball
each day mowed
and mowed his lawn, his dry quarter acre,
the machine slicing a wisp
from each blade's tip. Dust storms rose


Angie 10 October 2019
Tom was great performing artist w/ his iconic poetry; didn't realize the magnitude of being in his MFA workshop in the 1990s
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Y Robinson 11 October 2006
Tom, thank you so much for letting me know it's okay to love words. I love & miss you. xo, Raisin
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