- Literary and Cultural Studies
Thomas Lux was born in Massachusetts in December 1946 and graduated from Emerson College. In 2003, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Emerson. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Mellon Foundation. He is a three-time recipient of NEA grants. In 1994, he was awarded the Kingsley Tufts Prize for his book, SPLIT HORIZON. In 2011, he was awarded the Robert Creeley Poetry Prize. The most recent of his 14 full-length poetry collections is TO THE LEFT OF TIME (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016). He also published a book of nonfiction essays, FROM THE SOUTHLAND, in 2012 (Marick Press). BloodAxe Books brought out SELECTED POEMS in the UK in 2014. A book of poems, ZEHNTAUSEND HERRLICHE JAHRE, in German, trs. Klaus Martens, was published in early 2011, and the same publisher will be bringing out LOBOTOMOBIL in 2016. In January 2017, Farrar Straus and Giroux will be publishing, I AM FLYING INTO MYSELF: THE SELECTED POEMS OF BILL KNOTT, which Lux edited and for which he wrote the introduction. His profile will be included in the Dictionary of Literary Biography 380: Twenty-First-Century American Poets, Third Series (2017, edited by John Cusatis). Currently, he is Bourne Professor of Poetry and Director of the McEver Visiting Writers program at the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as Director of Poetry@Tech.