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Wright, Charles 1935-

Overview
Works: 112 works in 417 publications in 2 languages and 21,995 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Honoree
Classifications: PS3573.R52, 811.54
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Black zodiac by Charles Wright( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of poetic reflections. In Envoi, he writes: "No angst in the anthill / What happens is what happens / And what happened to happen never existed to start with / Still, who wants a life like that / No next and no before, no yesterday, no today."
Country music : selected early poems by Charles Wright( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of powerful and moving poems from early in the poet's career
The best of the best American poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series
The world of the ten thousand things : poems 1980-1990 by Charles Wright( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains poems from The Southern Cross, The other side of the river, Zone journals, and Xionia
Appalachia by Charles Wright( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry comes the last title in Wright's series of three trilogies
Bloodlines by Charles Wright( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caribou by Charles Wright( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems that meditates on life and nature while exploring the author's restless pursuit of a divine reality
Scar tissue by Charles Wright( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new collection by a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer investigates the tenuous relationship between description and actuality while reaffirming humanity's attempt to capture the natural world and its residents
Hard freight by Charles Wright( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China trace by Charles Wright( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negative blue : selected later poems by Charles Wright( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culmination of the cycle that won Wright the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award Time will append us like suit coats left out overnight On a deck chair, loose change dead weight in the right pocket, Silk handkerchief limp with dew, sleeves in a slow dance with the wind. And love will kill us-- Love, and the winds from under the earth that grind us to grain-out. --from "Still Life with Spring and Time to Burn" When Charles Wright published Appalachia in 1998, it marked the completion of a nine-volume project, of which James Longenbach wrote in the Boston Review, "Charles Wright's trilogy of trilogies--call it 'The Appalachian Book of the Dead'--is sure to be counted among the great long poems of the century." The first two of those trilogies were collected in Country Music (1982) and The World of the Ten Thousand Things (1990). Here Wright adds to his third trilogy (Chickamauga [1995], Black Zodiac [1997], and Appalachia [1998]) a section of new poems that suggest new directions in the work of this sensuous, spirit-haunted poet
Chickamauga by Charles Wright( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, Wright's eleventh book of poetry, is a vivid, contemplative, far-reaching, yet wholly plain-spoken collection of moments appearing as lenses through which to see the world beyond our moments. Chickamauga is also a virtuoso exploration of the power of concision in lyric poetry--a testament to the flexible music of the long line Wright has made his own. As a reviewer in Library Journal noted: "Wright is one of those rare and gifted poets who can turn thought into music. Following his self-prescribed regimen of purgatio, illuminato, and contemplatio, Wright spins one lovely lyric after another on such elemental subjects as sky, trees, birds, months, and seasons. But the real subject is the thinking process itself and the mysterious alchemy of language: 'The world is a language we never quite understand.'"
The other side of the river : poems by Charles Wright( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grave of the right hand by Charles Wright( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of the shadow by Charles Wright( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American poetry 2008( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of poetry selected as the best published in magazines and periodicals in 2007 by editor Charles Wright, featuring seventy-five poems by Carolyn Forche, Jorie Graham, Louise Gluck, Alex Lemon, and others
Zone journals by Charles Wright( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Buffalo yoga by Charles Wright( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun has set behind the Blue Ridge, And evening with its blotting paper lifts off the light. Shadowy yards. Moon through the white pines --"Landscape with Missing Overtones" Never has Charles Wright's vision been more closely aligned with the work of the ancient Chinese painters and writers who inform his poetry than in his newest collection. Wright's short lyrics, in Charles Simic's words, "achieve a level of eloquence where the reader says to himself, if this is not wisdom, I don't know what is" (The New York Review of Books). The poems in Buffalo Yoga are pristine examples of the Tennessee poet's deft, painterly touch--"crows in a caterwaul" are "scored like black notes in the bare oak"--and his oblique, expansive, and profound interrogation of mortality, as in the title sequence, where the soul is "a rhythmical knot. / That form unties. Or reties."
Sestets by Charles Wright( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteenth book of poetry from the Pulitzer Prize winning poet
The Southern Cross by Charles Wright( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Black zodiac
Alternative Names
Charles Wright amerikansk frfattare

Charles Wright amerikansk skribent

Charles Wright poeta, accademico e traduttore statunitense

Charles Wright pote amricain

Wright, C.

Райт, Чарльз

چارلز رایت نویسنده آمریکایی

Languages
English (220)

Spanish (9)

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The world of the ten thousand things : poems 1980-1990AppalachiaScar tissueNegative blue : selected later poemsChickamaugaA short history of the shadowThe best American poetry 2008Zone journals