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Columns by Thomas Lynch
About Thomas Lynch
Thomas Lynch’s stories, poems, and essays have appeared in Granta, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and elsewhere. The Undertaking was a finalist for the National Book Award; he is also the author of Still Life in Milford, Booking Passage, and Apparition & Late Fictions. Lynch lives in Milford, Michigan, and West Clare, Ireland.
Also by Thomas Lynch
Poems 1999 - 2009
In his fourth collection of poems, Thomas Lynch attends to flora, fauna, and fellow pilgrims: dead poets and living masters, a former president and his factotums, a sin-eater and inseminator. Faux-bardic and mock-epic, deft at lament and lampoon, fete and feint, Lynch’s poems are powerful medicines, tonics for the long haul and home-going. more »
In Still Life in Milford Thomas Lynch tenders poems on life and death, history and memory, the local and the larger geographies. more »
A Novella and Stories
With the elegant prose of Frederick Busch and the Irish sensibility of William Trevor, Lynch masterfully creates a world where mirage and apparition are commonplace, where people searching for connection and old comforts find them both near at hand and oddly out of reach. more »
Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
Here is the voice of both witness and functionary. Lynch stands between “the living and the living who have died” with outrage and amazement, awe and calm, straining for the brief glimpse we all get of what mortality means to a vital species. more »