Robert Lax

Robert Lax (1915–2000) was born in Olean, New York. At Columbia University he studied with Mark Van Doren and there began friendships with his classmates Thomas Merton and the painter Ad Reinhardt. He then worked as a university lecturer, film critic, script writer, and editor at the New Yorker. In 1962 he moved to the Greek islands, where he spent most of the last four decades of his life.

Books by Robert Lax

  • 9780811223294 72

    A Hermit's Guide to Home Economics

    Robert Lax, Paul Spaeth

    17, Paperback, 2015

    Three medium-length poems by America's forgotten hermit poet and master of concrete minimalism.
  • 9780811228367 72

    33 Poems

    Robert Lax, Thomas Kellein

    Paperback, 2019

    A selection of the greatest poems from one of poetry’s most beloved mystics