Wright, Charles, 1935-....

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Birth 1935-08-25
Americans
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American writer; University of Virginia professor.

From the description of Improvisations on Montale [manuscript] 1981. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647849384

Pultizer Prize-winning poet and University of Virginia Faculty member in the Department of English.

From the description of Papers of Charles Wright, 1965-2000. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 53311232

Charles Wright (1935-), American poet and educator, was born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee to Charles Penzel Wright and Mary Winter Wright. He attended Davidson College in Charlotte, North Carolina from 1953-1957. After graduating with a degree in history, Wright was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps. He was discharged in 1961 with the rank of Captain, and entered the creative writing program at the University of Iowa the same year. In 1963, he received a Master of Fine Arts degree and also published his first collection of poems, The Voyage. In 1969, he married Holly McIntire. Wright is a prolific writer and has published numerous volumes of poetry and two volumes of criticism. He is also an award winning translator of several Italian poets, including Eugenio Montale. He volumes of poetry include Bloodlines (1975), China Trace (1977), The Southern Cross (1981), Country Music/Selected Early Poems (1982), The Other Side of the River (1984), Zone Journals (1988), Xionia (1990), The World of the Ten Thousand Things (1990), Chickamauga (1995), Black Zodiac (1997), Appalachia (1998), North American Bear (1999), Night Music (2001), A Short History of the Shadow (2002), The Wrong End of the Rainbow (2005), Scar Tissue (2006) and Outtakes (2010). Country Music won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1983, and Black Zodiac won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1998. His two volumes of criticism are Halflife: Improvisations and Interviews, 1977-1987 (1989), and Quarter Notes: Improvisations and Interviews (1995). Wright has taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop, The University of California, Irvine, and is currently the Souder Family Professor of Poetry and Writing at the University of Virginia.

From the description of Charles Wright collection, 1975-2001. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 774693202

Pultizer prize winning poet and University of Virginia Faculty member in the Department of English.

From the description of Papers of Charles Wright, 1890-1999. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50298938

From the description of Charles Wright papers [manuscript], 2003-2005. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 218440832

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  • Criticism--20th century
  • Poetry--Publishing
  • Poetry--20th century
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