Robert Lax
Robert Lax

Robert Lax (1915-2000) was a poet with a singular vision and style whose quest to live an authentic life as both an artist and a spiritual seeker inspired Thomas Merton, Jack Kerouac, William Maxwell and countless others.  Known in the U.S. primarily as Merton’s best friend and in Europe as a daringly original avant-garde poet, Lax lived a life of simplicity, humility and grace that continues to encourage and motivate readers and followers.

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Curated by Lax biographer Michael N. McGregor, this website is dedicated to presenting and celebrating Lax’s life and works, as well as the lives and works of others who bring together faith and art or seek to promote peace, joy and love in this world.

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