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Wayne Cox holds the Ph.D. in American literature from the University of South Carolina. He teaches creative writing and literature at Anderson College, where he occupies the Daniel Endowed Chair of English.
His work has appeared in such publications as Poetry, Shenandoah, Chelsea, Strand, and Southern Humanities Review.
With his wife, Lourdes Manyé, he published Vacation Notebook (Lang, 1996), a translation of Quadern de Vacances, by the Catalan poet Miquel Martí i Pol.
Wayne Cox lives in Greenville, South Carolina, with his wife. They have a daughter, Marina.
The carpet and the footprints leading
Nowhere. The air, and each familiar
Object, from the dried flowers to the ripe
Ceramic fruit, caught in the tension of dust.
Only the clock moves, grimly unwinding.
The cushioned chair still holds an absent form.
On the table, loose skeins of yarn
And the first bright furrows of an afghan,
Rigid as the lines of an ocean shell.
And at night, bursting through the moon’s still rays,
A car’s headlights occasionally span
The far wall through open curtains,
Spinning the shadows out of furniture
Like a day, a life, gone suddenly by.
—Copyright 2000 Wayne Cox