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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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Zone Journals

Charles Wright

Charles Wright called his seventh collection Zone Journals to emphasize how the poems draw on time and place as their starting point. But despite the air of immediacy and informality,...

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Appalachia

Charles Wright

Almost thirty years ago, Charles Wright (who teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and has won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Poetry) began a poetic...

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Buffalo Yoga

Charles Wright

The sun has set behind the Blue Ridge, And evening with its blotting paper lifts off the light.Shadowy yards. Moon through the white pines--"Landscape...

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Chickamauga

Charles Wright

This volume, Wright's eleventh book of poetry, is a vivid, contemplative, far-reaching, yet wholly plain-spoken collection of moments appearing as lenses through which to see the world beyond our...

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