Thax Douglas

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Thax Douglas reads a poem at The Note, Chicago, December 27, 2007

Thaxter Elliott Douglas III (born October 31, 1957), better known as Thax Douglas, is an American rock poet based out of Austin, Texas. For many years, Thax was a fixture at Chicago-area shows, prefacing performances with poems directly inspired by the music of the bands. Many of Douglas' poems have been compiled in his books, which are self-distributed.

He began writing "confessional poetry" in the 1980s before he settled on his present style of "poetry-portraits".[1]

In 2006, Douglas made an ill-fated attempt to move to New York City.[citation needed] He returned to Chicago and resumed reading poems before performances until he moved to Austin in 2009.[2]

The Posies 2010 album Blood/Candy takes its title from Douglas' poem written for their 2000 show at Schuba's in Chicago.[3]

Selected bands[edit]

Thax Douglas has read poems before shows of many notable rock groups and performers. These include:


  1. ^ "Interview with the Editor: Rock Poet Thax Douglas « Rare". 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  2. ^ [1] Archived July 14, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "The Posies". The Posies. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 

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