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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).

James Wright

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A Wild Perfection
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A Wild Perfection

James Wright; Edited by Anne Wright and Saundra Rose Maley, with Jonathan Blunk
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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 offers, the chance to be as...

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Selected Poems
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Selected Poems

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

More than any other...

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Above the River
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Above the River

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

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 stylistic range matched by very few--then...

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