Child Made Of Sand

Poems

by Thomas Lux

On Sale: 11/27/2012

Child Made Of Sand

Poems

by Thomas Lux

On Sale: 11/27/2012

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About the Book

Reader’s familiar with Thomas Lux’s quick-witted images ("Language without simile is like a lung/ without air") and his rambunctious, Cirque-Du-Soleil-like imagination ("The Under-Appreciated Pontooniers") will find in his new collection, Child Made of Sand, not only the signature funny, provocative, and poignant super-surrealism that has made him, along with Charles Simic, James Tate, and Dean Young, one of America’s most inventive and humane poets, but they will also find in a surprising series of homages, elegies, rants, and autobiographical poems a new register of language in which time and mortality echo and reverberate in quieter notes. In "West Shining Tree," we can hear this shift in register when he asks: "I’ll head dead West and ask of all I see:/ Which is the way, the long or the short way,/ to the West Shining Tree?"

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780547581019
  • ISBN 10: 0547581017
  • Imprint: Ecco
  • On Sale: 11/27/2012
  • Pages: 80
  • List Price:20.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : POETRY / Caribbean & Latin American
  • BISAC2 : POETRY / American / Asian American
  • BISAC3 : POETRY / American / African American
  • BISAC4 : POETRY / American / General

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