Literary Nonfiction. FROM THE SOUTHLAND is the nonfiction debut from award-winning poet, Thomas Lux, author of more than eleven books of poetry. Lux turns that same unique lens he uses to make those immensely satisfying and well-wrought poems on the most unlikely subjects: the heroic mundane, the awful—as in full of awe, and the tragic. He reveals to each of us, through that lens, through his praise of the absurdly beautiful, the space we inhabit and those travelling with us. Set in the San Diego area his subjects range: Even the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge is a character itself. His investigations are presented in painstaking detail—stories so fantastic, they have to be true.