The Blind Swimmer: Selected Early Poems 1970-1975

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Poetry. This book is a selection of poems from early in the career of Thomas Lux, who has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Lux has been the poet-in-residence at Emerson College and a faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. "He has control, he throws his grenades with deadly accuracy and an almost perfect sense of timing. The poems explode into the reader's brain, permanently ...
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Poetry. This book is a selection of poems from early in the career of Thomas Lux, who has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Lux has been the poet-in-residence at Emerson College and a faculty member at Sarah Lawrence College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. "He has control, he throws his grenades with deadly accuracy and an almost perfect sense of timing. The poems explode into the reader's brain, permanently embedded"-Cynthia Macdonald. Lux is the author of nineteen poetry books and chapbooks.
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This selection features Lux's origins, sampling his first two collections and offering six uncollected poems from the same period. These poems possess the colloquial tone of Split Horizon (LJ 8/94) but fail to exhibit the same control over language, rhythm, and imagery. Many of the images are underdeveloped, e.g., "Somewhere in the forest he yawns/ in a deep pit." The imagery is left unaddressed as the poems move from one image to another, creating random leaps and jumps. Another weakness is Lux's confusion of ambiguity for mystery: "something ungathered,/ sleep after sleep,/ for you, the last cough.../ I'm certain-sleep after sleep." Additionally, many of the poems end artificially with non sequiturs. Lux could have strengthened this collection by including work from more recent volumes. Recommended for large poetry collections.-Tim Gavin, The Episcopal Acad., Merion, Pa.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780938566731
  • Publisher: Adastra Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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