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, Tennesee in 1935, he currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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Charles Wright reads his poem "Jesuit Graves"

"Listen to this poetry reading to hear poet Charles Wright read his poem ""Jesuit Graves."" Charles Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Book Award, and the Griffin Poetry Prize, teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Listen to this poetry reading and then learn more about poet Charles Wright at http://us.macmillan.com/author/charleswright"

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Caribou

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


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Bye-and-Bye

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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Sestets

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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....


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Littlefoot

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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Scar Tissue

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

In Scar Tissue, the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Charles Wright not only investigates the tenuous relationship between description and actuality—”A thing is not...


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Buffalo Yoga

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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


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A Short History of the Shadow

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Luminous new poems from one who “has long been a poet of gorgeous description” —William Logan, The New Criterion Landscape, as Wang Wei...


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Negative Blue

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The culmination of the cycle that won Wright the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award Time will append us like suit coats left out...


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Appalachia

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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Black Zodiac

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award Black Zodiac offers poems suffused with spiritual longing—lyrical meditations...


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Chickamauga

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

This volume, Wright's eleventh book of poetry, is a vivid, contemplative, far-reaching, yet wholly plain-spoken collection of moments appearing as lenses...


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The World of the Ten Thousand Things

Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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


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