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Wright, Charles 1935-

Overview
Works: 300 works in 615 publications in 1 language and 22,639 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Signer, Honoree
Classifications: PS3573.R52, 811.54
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Country music selected early poems by Charles Wright( )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compilation of powerful and moving poems from early in the poet's career
Black zodiac by Charles Wright( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,316 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."
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 762 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 2014 in English and held by 752 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
The best of the best American poetry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series
Bloodlines by Charles Wright( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China trace by Charles Wright( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hard freight by Charles Wright( Book )
13 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The other side of the river : poems by Charles Wright( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scar tissue by Charles Wright( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 579 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
Negative blue : selected later poems by Charles Wright( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 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
The grave of the right hand by Charles Wright( Book )
12 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chickamauga by Charles Wright( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 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.'"
Caribou by Charles Wright( Book )
8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 514 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
A short history of the shadow by Charles Wright( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best American poetry 2008 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 472 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 429 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
The Southern Cross by Charles Wright( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Buffalo yoga by Charles Wright( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 421 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 )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nineteenth book of poetry from the Pulitzer Prize winning poet
 
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Alternative Names
Wright, C.
Languages
English (222)
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