Hugh Fox is a co-founder of the Pushcart Prize for Literature (alongside Anais Nin and others), a champion of small-press publishing and creator of the avant-garde literary magazine Ghost Dance. He is also a well-travelled authority on Latin American archaeology. He has a PhD in American Literature from the University of Illinois, was a professor at Michigan State University for more than three decades, and is the author of some 80 published books, ranging through literary fiction to experimental poetry, archaeology, memoirs, reviews and literary criticism.
'The latest from Hugh Fox, DEPTHS and DRAGONS, is a novel of obsessions: religion and sex. The quest for spiritual significance amidst the demands to satisfy lust; "why are we here?" interspersed with the drive to orgasm. Fans will smile at familiar Fox themes in this romp from Tel Aviv to Paris to Provence, through a Jewish woman's conversion to Catholicism, flirtation with Albigensians, and spiritual re-emergence. Those new to Fox will be amazed by the depth and breadth of the poet-storywriter-reviewer-essayist's knowledge of religion, Israel, and France and his ability to inhabit a complex female artist who travels from wife to mother to widow to burying her children in her search for meaning and belonging.' - Angela Consolo Mankiewicz