Nationally acclaimed poet and teacher will share an exclusive evening of his poetry.
When: Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, 8 p.m.
Where: Presidio Chapel, 123 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara
Age limit: Not available
The poetry of Thomas Lux explores the realm of human experience through lingering irony, startling humor and inventive imagery. Earlier works reflect a style grounded in Neo-Surrealism however his contemporary poems center on more realistic subjects while maintaining an element of unique mystery and originality. The Poetry Foundation describes his body of work as at once simple and complex, wildly imaginative and totally relevant. Known for pairing humor with sharp existentialism, Lux commented in the Los Angeles Times, "I like to make the reader laugh—and then steal that laugh, right out of the throat. Because I think life is like that, tragedy right alongside humor."
Lux graduated from the University of Iowa then continued on with a fulfilling career in poetry and education. He was Poet in Residence at Emerson College in Boston and taught at Sarah Lawrence for over twenty years. He has also been a visiting professor at Columbia University, Boston University, Cooper Union, and UC Irvine. He is the co-founder and editor of Born Dream Press. Tom currently resides as the Bourne Chair in Poetry at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been the recipient of many awards and honors including the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, Guggenheim Fellowship and three times a winner of The National Endowment for the Arts.
Requested $5 donation at the door. Free parking is available in the Presidio parking lot. A sold out, one-day intensive workshop will follow on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the lovely Pico Adobe which is located behind the Presidio. For more information on the event and upcoming Visiting Poet projects, please contact either Kurt Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Gifford at NAGifford@cox.net.
Event posted Oct. 10, 2012
Last updated Oct. 10, 2012