Charles Wright (born August 25, 1935) is an American poet.
Charles Wright (born August 25, 1935) is an American poet. From 2014 to 2015, he served as the 50th Poet Laureate of the United States. Wright was born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee
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The Southern Cross book. That first long poem-oh my God. The weight of death looms large in the South, and Charles Wright has a good feel for rendering it lyrically. Apr 05, 2013 Patrick Mcgee rated it it was amazing. Charles Wright rocks the house! That is all. Highly Recommended.
Literature & Fiction Books Poetry Books. ISBN13: 9780394748887. The Southern Cross : Poems. ISBN13:9780394748887.
Charles Wright is often ranked as one of the best American poets of his generation. Wright himself has said that he used Pound’s Italian Cantos as a guide book during his time in Italy-first as a means to discover out-of-the-way places, then as a reference, and finally as a copy book. Pound’s influence is also readily evident in The Grave of the Right Hand, Wright’s first major collection.
The lessons that Wright has learned from a master like Montale (whom he has translated) are valuable ones: indirection, landscape brought up from the background until it becomes the subject of the poem itself, the knowledge of forgetting. But there are also liabilities to such strong lessons.
Wright’s work fuses the legacy of European modernism with mystical evocations of the landscape of the American South. The Library of Congress is to announce on Thursday that the next poet laureate will be Charles Wright, the author of nearly two dozen collections of verse that fuse the legacy of European modernism with mystical evocations of the landscape of the American South. Mr. Wright, 78, a retired professor at the University of Virginia, has already won just about every other honor in the poetry world, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bollingen Prize and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.
Olio, by Tyehimba Jess (Wave Books). For a distinctive work that melds performance art with the deeper art of poetry to explore collective memory and challenge contemporary notions of race and identity. Ozone Journal, by Peter Balakian (University of Chicago Press). Poems that bear witness to the old losses and tragedies that undergird a global age of danger and uncertainty.
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.