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Robert Lax

ROBERT LAX (1951 - 2000) was an American poet who lived the majority of his life on the island of Patmos, Greece. The handsome volume Poems (1962 - 1997) was recently published by Wave Books, and Pure Act: the uncommon life of Robert Lax by Michael McGregor will appear September 2015 by Fordham University Press.

“PUTTING YOURSELF IN A PLACE WHERE GRACE CAN FLOW TO YOU”
Nancy Goldring on Robert Lax

“One of the great original voices of our times … a pilgrim in search of beautiful innocence, writing lovingly, finding it simply, in his own way,” Jack Kerouac said of American poet Robert Lax (1915 – 2000). Lax lived on the Greek island of Patmos much of his life, writing small crystalline poems that recall the formal severity and emotional richness of his friends Thomas Merton and Ad Reinhardt.

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2019

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