Scar Tissue

Poems

Charles Wright

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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 the project of attempting to describe, to capture the natural world and the beings in it, although he reminds us that landscape is not his subject matter but his technique: that language was always his subject—language and “the ghost of god.” And in the dolomites, the clouds, stars, wind, and water that populate these poems, “something un-ordinary persists.”

Scar Tissue is a groundbreaking work from a poet who “illuminates and exalts in the entire astonishing spectrum of existence” (Booklist).

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“The phrasemaking lyricism of this 17th volume plays to Wright’s familiar strengths: 42 long-lined poems mix calm, Taoist-inflected wisdom with lush descriptions of landscapes in Italy, North Carolina (where he grew up) and Virginia’s Blue Ridge country (where he now lives) . . . Wright makes a slight departure from his recent books in the valedictory, even triumphant, feel of this one: long content to chronicle flux and presence, Wright looks these days to the future, in which the world and its beauty outlast us.” —Publishers Weekly

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Charles Wright

Charles Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award, teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

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Scar Tissue
Poems
Charles Wright

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
July 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374530839
ISBN10: 0374530831
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 88 pages, Notes
$13.00

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
July 2006
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374254278
ISBN10: 0374254273
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 88 pages, Notes
$22.00

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e-Book Agency
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
7/29/2014
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466877436
ISBN10: 146687743X
88 pages, Notes
$9.27
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