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Zone Journals

Charles Wright

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 are artfully composed, informed as always by Wright's profound sense of subliminal order.

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Zone Journals
Yard Journal--Mist in the trees, and soiled water and grass cuttings splotch The driveway, afternoon starting to bulk up in the west A couple of hours down the road: Strange how the light hubs out and wheels concentrically back and forth After a rain, as though the seen world Quavered inside a water bead swung from a grass blade: The past is never the past: it lies like a long tongue We walk down into the moist mouth of the future, where new teeth Nod like new stars around us, And winds that itch us, and plague our ears, sound curiously like the old songs. 
--Deep dusk
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  • Charles Wright

  • 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.
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Zone Journals

Charles Wright

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