Please join us online as Janet Krauss leads a discussion of a selection of poems by Thomas Lux. A readings packet will be emailed in advance of the program.
No charge for the program. Advance registration required. Register online in order to receive the Zoom session invitation link and readings packet. Please email Michael Bellacosa at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Thomas Lux, in an interview, strongly proclaimed that he had “no other choice” but to write poetry. He believed that only poems with “the right combination of metaphor or image [connect] to the business of being alive.” Good poems awaken our senses and awareness of the joys and sorrows of life.
Thomas Lux, 1946-2017, was born in Massachusetts, won many awards for his numerous books of poetry, and taught at Sarah Lawrence and other colleges. His poems brim with wit, humor and compassion. We will explore these qualities in his poems and feel more alive from discussing them.
Janet Krauss, who has two books of poetry published, “Borrowed Scenery,” Yuganta Press, and “Through the Trees of Autumn,” Spartina Press, has recently retired from teaching English at Fairfield University. Her mission is to help and guide Bridgeport’s young children through her teaching creative writing, leading book clubs and reading to and engaging a kindergarten class. As a poet, she co-directs the poetry program of the Black Rock Art Guild. Several of her poems have been published in Amethyst Review.