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Charles Wright

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National Book Critics Circle Awards Winner

Charles Wright is the United States Poet Laureate. His poetry collections include Country Music, Black Zodiac, Chickamauga, Bye-and-Bye: Selected Later Poems, Sestets, and Caribou. He is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Book Award, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and the 2013 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry. Born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee in 1935, he currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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    Listen to poet Charles Wright as he talks about being named Poet Laureate of the United States and reads one of his poems

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Caribou

Charles Wright

A powerfully moving meditation on life and the beyond, from one of our finest American poetsCharles Wright’s truth—the truth of nature, of man’s yearning...

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Bye-and-Bye

Charles Wright

Over the course of nineteen collections of poems, Charles Wright has built “one of the truly distinctive bodies of poetry created in the second half of the twentieth century”...

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Sestets

Charles Wright

Sestets is the nineteenth book from one of the country’s most acclaimed poets, a masterpiece of formal rigor and a profound meditation on nature and mortality. It is yet another...

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Littlefoot

Charles Wright

Littlefoot, the eighteenth book from one of this country’s most acclaimed poets, is an extended meditation on mortality, on the narrator’s search of the skies for a road...

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