To The Left Of Time by Thomas LuxTo The Left Of Time by Thomas Lux

To The Left Of Time

byThomas Lux

Paperback | April 5, 2016

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A Mariner Original A brilliant new collection of poems by Kingsley Tufts Award-winning poet Thomas LuxWith To the Left of Time, Thomas Lux adds more than fifty new poems to his celebrated oeuvre. Broken into three sections, these include semi-autobiographical poems, odes, and a final section that delves into a variety of subjects reflective of Lux's imaginative range. Full of his characteristic satire and humor,&nbspthis new collection promises laughter and profound insight into the human condition.

To the Left of Time is a powerful addition to the work of one who has been widely praised for his ability to offer image- and metaphor-driven visions as well as lines of plain language and immediacy.&nbspThis collection proves that Lux's work will continue to inspire readers for decades to come.
THOMAS LUX is the author of thirteen books of poems and one book of nonfiction. Bourne Professor of Poetry and director of the McEver Visiting Writers Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology, his awards include the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, three NEA fellowships, and the Robert Creeley Award.
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Title:To The Left Of TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.31 inPublished:April 5, 2016Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544649656

ISBN - 13:9780544649651

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After a long career, the multi-award-winning Lux luxuriates in a chance to weigh the past ('What we were thinking/ was bombing the cows with dirtballs') against the present ('Always nervous around the cheerful,/ though drawn to them, always leery/ of the happy, I now find myself cheerful,/ and that makes me nervous'). After a first section loaded with unsentimentalized rural images-there's snow-covered manure and a string of small tragedies from a putative horse poisoner to a cousin's scarlet fever-we arrive at a selection of tongue-in-cheek or modestly touching odes ('I never meant to confuse/ those who thought-without malice/ and with some concern-otherwise: I was average'). A third section acutely observes the world ('Everything I hear is overviolined') as a sense of quiet acceptance threads its way throughout. VERDICT An accessible collection that will have broad appeal ."- Library Journal "