James Wright

Poetry collections by James Wright (1927-80) include The Green Wall (1957), which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets award, Saint Judas (1959), The Branch Will Not Break (1963), Shall We Gather at the River (1968), and Two Citizens (1973). Wright was elected a fellow of The Academy of American Poets in 1971, and the following year his Collected Poems received the Pulitzer Prize. He died in New York City in 1980, having served on the English faculties at the University of Minnesota, Macalester College, and Hunter College (CUNY).


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Poet Charles Wright reads James Wright's poem "The Journey"

"Listen to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright James Wright poem ""The Journey,"" from Above the River, Wright's complete poems. Wright (1927-80) wrote with an honesty, clarity, and stylistic range matched by very few. Learn more about the poetry collection Above the River at http://us.macmillan.com/abovetheriver/JamesWright Read more about poet James Wright at http://us.macmillan.com/author/jameswright Learn more about poet Charles Wright at http://us.macmillan.com/author/charleswright"

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Paul Muldoon Reads Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke and James Wright

"Listen to this poetry reading and hear Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon read the poem ""Archaic Torso of Apollo"" by Rainer Maria Rilke and James Wright's ""Lying in a Hammock on William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota."" Learn more about poet Paul Muldoon at http://us.macmillan.com/author/paulmuldoon Read about poet Rainer Maria Rilke at http://us.macmillan.com/author/rainermariarilke Read about poet James Wright at http://us.macmillan.com/author/jameswright"

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August Kleinzahler reads "Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio"

Hear the poet August Kleinzahler read James Wright's poem "Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio," from Above the River: The Complete Poems. Learn more about the poetry collection Above the River at http://us.macmillan.com/abovetheriver/JamesWright Read more about poet James Wright at http://us.macmillan.com/author/jameswright Read about poet August Kleinzahler at http://us.macmillan.com/author/augustkleinzahler

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A Wild Perfection

James Wright; Edited by Anne Wright and Saundra Rose Maley, with Jonathan Blunk
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The life and work of a major American poet described in his own words. "There is something about the very form and occasion of a letter--the possibility it...


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Selected Poems

James Wright; Edited by Robert Bly and Anne Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The first selected poems of a major poet who "wrote with more heart than any other North American poet of the twentieth century" (Rodney Jones,...


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Above the River

James Wright; Introduction by Donald Hall
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

One of the most admired American poets of his generation, James Wright (1927-80) wrote contemplative, sturdy, and generous poems with an honesty, clarity, and...


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