God Particles

God Particles

by Thomas Lux
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God Particles by Thomas Lux


God Particles displays the distinctive originality and unpredictability that prompted the Washington Post Book World to name Lux one of this generation’s most gifted poets. A satiric edge, tempered by profound compassion, cuts through many of the poems in Lux’s book. While themes of intolerance, inhumanity, loss, and a deep sense of mortality mark these poems, a lighthearted grace instills even the somberest moments with unexpected sweetness. In the title poem Lux writes, “there’s no reason for God to feel guilt / I think He was downhearted, weary, too weary / to be angry anymore . . . / He wanted each of us, / and all the things we touch . . . / to have a tiny piece of Him / though we are unqualified, / of even the crumb of a crumb.” Dark, humorous, and strikingly imaginative, this is Lux’s most compassionate work to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618931828
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2008
Edition description: Tenth Edition
Pages: 76
Sales rank: 377,478
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author


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.

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This book is amazing. Lux is shocking and witty. He takes ideas we don't normally think about, like "The Utopian Wars" and turns them on their heads.