Thomas Lux

Thomas Lux was an American poet born in 1946 who, throughout his life, published haunting poems and worked as a teacher. He was inspired by the Neo-surrealist movement, the influence of which can be seen throughout his various works.

The Horse Poisoner

‘The Horse Poisoner’ is a mysterious and absurd poem that delves into a series of horse deaths in a single town. The events are very unusual and, at times, frightening.

The People of the Other Village

‘The People of the Other Village’ is a satire of how one group of people hates the other one. It appears in Thomas Lux’s collection of poetry, Split Horizon (1994).

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