Poet Thomas Lux passes away

Wrote for the Reader 1996-2009

Thomas Lux
  • Thomas Lux
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Thomas Lux, poet and writer of Reader feature stories, died on February 5 of lung cancer.

His poetry collections included The Drowned River (1990), The Street of Clocks (2001), The Cradle Place (2004), Child Made of Sand: Poems, 2007-2011 (2012), and To the Left of Time (2016).

Some of his poems published in the Reader include “I Think You’re Wonderful,” April 4, 2012 and “Criss Cross AppleSauce,” March 23, 2011.

Some of his Reader feature stories: Bless This Crew of Visionaries, Joy-Bringers, and Nutcakes! (San Diego’s Zirk Ubu circus), May 20, 2009; Too Many Passive Verbs (tribute to Reader editor Judith Moore), Aug. 16, 2007; Could I Be Hypnotized? (Nov. 11, 2004); Frozen Drama (San Diego taxidermists), Jan. 1, 2004; Blue Milk Tickets (Lux’s father), June 15, 2000; Drive to the Sky (Coronado bridge), March 16, 2000; Farm in the Valley (Verboom dairy in Pauma Valley), July 25, 1996.

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