This is a special program honoring poet Thomas Lux. In a career that spanned five decades, he wrote poems that were both heartfelt and humorous.
(All poems listed are by Thomas Lux.)
A Man Gets Off Work Early
The Republic of Anesthesia
The Shooting Zoo
He Has Lived in Many Houses
Letter to Walt Whitman from a Soldier He Nursed in Armory Square Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1866
A Little Tooth
To Plow and Plant the Seashore
The Language Animal
The Happy Majority
The Gentleman Who Spoke Like Music
Eyes Scooped Out and Replaced by Hot Coals
Books – Minden
Ode to All Songs, Poems, Stories that Begin I Woke Up this Morning.
The Ambrosian Library
Re-Reading Room – ROW
Her Hat that Party on her Head.
I Love You Sweatheart
Ode to the Joyful Ones
Ode to the Eating Establishment Where the Pencils were Chained to the Table
Ode to the Eraser as Big as a Bus
House of Books – Party Boys
Ode to the Electric Fish that Eat Only the Tails of Other Electric Fish