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Charles Wright

Charles Wright
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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.

Pulitzer Prize Winner

Charles Wright

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Caribou
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Caribou

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 for the divine,...

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Bye-and-Bye
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Bye-and-Bye

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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" (David Young, Contemporary...

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Zone Journals
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Zone Journals

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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, they...

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Sestets
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Sestets

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 virtuosic...

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Littlefoot
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Littlefoot

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 map and for last instructions...

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Scar Tissue
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Scar Tissue

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In Scar Tissue, the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Charles Wright not only investigates the tenuous relationship between description and actuality—"A thing is not an image"—but also reaffirms...

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Buffalo Yoga
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Buffalo Yoga

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

"[Wright's] penetrating and ravishingly gorgeous lyrical poems are at once classically philosophical and freshly revealing" (Booklist)Never has Charles Wright's vision been more...

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A Short History of the Shadow
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A Short History of the Shadow

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Luminous new poems from one who "has long been a poet of gorgeous description" —William Logan, The New CriterionLandscape, as Wang Wei says, softens the sharp edges of ...

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Negative Blue
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Negative Blue

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The culmination of the cycle that won Wright the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle AwardTime will append us like suit coats left out overnightOn a deck chair,...

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Appalachia
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Appalachia

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 project...

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Black Zodiac
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Black Zodiac

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle AwardBlack Zodiac offers poems suffused with spiritual longing—lyrical meditations on faith, religion, heritage,...

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Chickamauga
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Chickamauga

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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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The World of the Ten Thousand Things
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The World of the Ten Thousand Things

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This important book--shot through with reflections on, explorations of, and hymns to both our natural and spiritual realms--features the three poetry collections Charles Wright published during the...

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