The Street of Clocks by Thomas Lux

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The Street of Clocks, Thomas Lux's first all-new collection since 1994, is a significant addition to the work of an utterly original, highly accomplished poet. The poems gathered here are delivered by a narrator who both loves the world and has intense quarrels with it. Often set against vivid landscapes - the rural America of Lux's childhood and unidentified places south of the border - these poems speak from rivers and swamps, deserts and lawns, jungles and the depths of the sea.
 

About Thomas Lux

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Thomas Lux holds the Bourne Chair in Poetry and is the director of the McEver Visiting Writers Program at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been awarded three NEA grants and the Kingsley Tufts Award and is a former Guggenheim Fellow. He lives in Atlanta.
 
Published February 12, 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 67 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A lucid and readable eighth collection of poems, written in a recognizable voice that inspires confidence in the narration and sets the tone with a minimum of effort.

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Moreover, Lux's anecdotal method and his gallows humor (both indebted to dedicatee Stephen Dobyns) can grow old by the end of the book, as when a baby ""swallowed by a snake"" prompts the poet to croon ""bye-bye baby."" (Apr.) Forecast: Lux, who teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, is a perennial f...

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