Lux, an accomplished (sur)realist poet and teacher (at Sarah Lawrence, Warren Wilson, and Georgia Tech), died in Atlanta in February 2017. Titles include:
Barr, Tina. The Fugitive Eye. Philadelphia: The Painted Bride Quarterly, 1996.
Hendricks, R.F. The Hatcheller. Atlanta: Hendricks House II, 2002.
Inez, Colette. Family Life. Santa Cruz: Story Line Press, 1988.
Liveson, Jay. To Skim the Smoke. Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter: Mellen Poetry Press, 1997.
Murray, Dan. Casualty Claim. New York City: Cumings Publications, 1996.
Nelson, Howard. Singing into the Belly. Bath, NY: FootHills Publishing, 1990.
Peters, Robert. The Poet as Ice-Skater. South San Francisco: ManRoot Books, 1975.
Ragan, James. The Hunger Wall. New York: Grove Press, 1995.
Ronci, Ray. Sweet Homecoming. Cranston, RI: The Phenix Press, 1986.
Russell, Susan Jo. We Are Not Entirely Abandoned. Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2012.
Simms, Kristina. Southern Maps. Excelsior Springs, MO: Shadow Ink Publications, 2003.
Taylor, Keith. Learning to Dance. Ann Arbor, MI: Falling Water Press, 1985.
The inscriptions (three to Thomas, eight to Tom, and one to the McEver Visiting Writers Program Lux directed at Georgia Tech) collectively paint a picture of Lux as a mentor, teacher, friend, and advisor, many noting their appreciation for his poetry and gratitude for his friendship; one in particular seems to grasp the general sentiment: “For Thomas, who loves things enough to make us love them too.” A wonderful testament to the power of an inspiring teacher. Item #199