The Street Of Clocks / Edition 1

The Street Of Clocks / Edition 1

by Thomas Lux
     
 

ISBN-10: 0618257500

ISBN-13: 9780618257508

Pub. Date: 02/01/2003

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618257508
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Edition description:
None
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.15(d)

Table of Contents

Cucumber Fields Crossed by High-Tension Wires1
The Man into Whose Yard You Should Not Hit Your Ball2
Plague Victims Catapulted over Walls into Besieged City3
Bonehead4
Beauty School5
In the Bedroom above the Embalming Room6
So We Can See the Snakes Coming7
Thomas the Broken-Mouthed8
The Handsome Swamp9
The Blister Test10
From Grade School Window, Watching Local Bookie Arrested11
Grain Burning Far Away12
The Doldrum Fracture Zone13
The Nerve Doctors14
The Poison Shirt15
The Road That Runs Beside the River16
A Kiss17
A Bird, Whose Wingtips Were on Fire18
Shotgun Loaded with Rock Salt20
Slimehead (Hoplostethus atlanticus)21
Pre-Cerebral22
Salve23
Jungleside24
Regarding (Most) Songs25
A Voiceless Parrot Learns to Read and Write and Play the Trumpet26
Beggar's Bowl Stolen27
A Man Gets Off Work Early28
Baby, Still Crying, Swallowed by a Snake29
Rommel's Asparagus30
Plastic Castle in Goldfish Bowl31
Stubblefield Dusted with Snow32
The Downslope Winds33
A Library of Skulls34
Marine Snow at Mid-Depths and Down36
An Erg37
The War of Jenkins's Ear (1739-1741)38
Lucky39
The Fish-Strewn Fields40
Shoreless41
Unlike, for Example, the Sound of a Riptooth Saw42
Cordon Sanitaire43
Henry Clay's Mouth44
The Language Animal45
Pencil Box Shaped Like a Gun46
The Corner of Paris and Porter48
The Bandage Factory50
Notes51

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