- United States
Thomas Lux was born in Massachusetts in December 1946 and graduated from Emerson College. 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 Kinglsey Tufts Prize for his book, SPLIT HORIZON. The most recent of his 12 full-length poetry collections is CHILD MADE OF SAND (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012). He also recently published FROM THE SOUTHLAND (Marick Press, 2012, nonfiction). BloodAxe Books will bring 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. 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.