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Charles Wright (born August 25, 1935) is an American poet. August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Poet is a term applied to a person who composes poetry, including extended forms such as dramatic verse. ...


Wright was born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, and attended Davidson College and the University of Iowa. Wright has been widely published, winning the National Book Award in 1983 for Country Music: Selected Early Poems and the Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for Black Zodiac. Other works include Chickamauga, Buffalo Yoga, Negative Blue, Appalachia, The World of the Ten Thousand Things: Poems 1980-1990, Zone Journals and Hard Freight. Name Davidson College Location Davidson, North Carolina, USA Established 1837 President Robert F. Vagt Community Suburban Type Private Students Coeducational Accreditation Commision on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Mascot Wildcat Colors Red and Black Motto Alenda Lux Ubi Orta Libertas (Let Learning Be Cherished Where Liberty... Old Cap or Old Capitol Building, Iowas first state capitol building and a university landmark. ... The National Book Awards is the most important literary prize in the United States, presented annually for the best books by living U.S. citizens published in the U.S. The awards have been presented since 1950 in at least one category, and is presently awarded in each of four... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Listen to this article (help) Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-04-13, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Wright has published two works of criticism, Halflife and Quarter Notes. His translation of Eugenio Montale's The Storm and Other Poems won him the PEN Translation Prize in 1979. He is a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets and Souder Family Professor of English at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Eugenio Montale Eugenio Montale (October 12, 1896, Genoa – September 12, 1981, Milan) was an Italian poet, prose writer, editor and traslator, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1975. ... The PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize is an annual award given to outstanding translations into the English language. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Website Virginia. ... Motto: Nickname: Founded Incorporated 1762   County Independent City Borough Parrish Mayor David Brown Area  - Total  - Water 177. ...


  • Scar Tissue. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006.
  • The Wrong End of the Rainbow. Sarabande, 2005.
  • Buffalo Yoga. Farrar, Straux & Giroux, 2004.
  • A Short History of the Shadow. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2002.
  • Negative Blue. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000.
  • North American Bear. Sutton Hoo, 1999.
  • Appalachia. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1998.
  • Black Zodiac. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997.
  • Chickamauga. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995.
  • Quarter Notes (improvisations and interviews). U of Michigan Press, 1995.
  • The World of the Ten Thousand Things. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990.
  • Xionia. Windhover Press, 1990.
  • Zone Journals. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988.
  • Halflife (improvisations and interviews). U of Michigan Press, 1988.
  • The Other Side of the River. Random House, 1984.
  • Orphic Songs. Dino Campana (translations). Field Editions, 1984.
  • Country Music/Selected Early Poems. Wesleyan U P, 1982.
  • The Southern Cross. Random House, 1981.
  • The Storm and Other Things. Eugenio Montale (translations), Field Editions, 1978.
  • China Trace. Wesleyan U P, 1977.
  • Bloodlines. Wesleyan U P, 1975.
  • Hard Freight. Wesleyan U P, 1973.
  • The Grave of the Right Hand. Wesleyan U P, 1970.

External links

  • Most honored poetry books: Black Zodiac ranks near the top with its numerous honors
  • Review of Wright’s After Reading Tu Fu, I Go Outside to the Dwarf Orchard

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Charles Wright (born August 25, 1935) is an American poet.
Life Wright was born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, and attended Davidson College and the University of Iowa.
In the following essay, Miller examines the development of Wright's aesthetic and philosophical concerns upon the publication of Black Zodiac and discusses the evolving technical style by which he approaches such themes in his poetry since the mid-1970s.
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Wright first gained attention in the wrestling world as part of the Memphis, Tennessee based United States Wrestling Association, where he won the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title by defeating "The King" Jerry Lawler on October 23, 1989.
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