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Selected poems / James Wright ; edited by Robert Bly and Anne Wright.

Selected poems / James Wright ; edited by Robert Bly and Anne Wright.
Wright, James, 1927-1980
New York : Farrar,Straus and Giroux, 2005.

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  • Bly, Robert
  • Wright, Anne (Edith Anne)
  • Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). Collections, repository. poe
138 p.; 23 cm.
More than any other poet of his generation, James Wright spoke to the great sadness and hope that are inextricable from the iconography of America: its rail yards, rivers, cities, and once vast natural beauty. Speaking in the unique lyrical voice that he called his "Ohioan," Wright created poems of immense sympathy for society's alienated and outcast figures and also of ardent wonder at the restorative power of nature. Selected Poems fills a significant gap in Wright's bibliography: that of an accessible, carefully chosen collection to satisfy both longtime readers and those just discovering his work. Edited and with an introduction by Wright's widow, Anne, and his close friend the poet Robert Bly, who also wrote an introduction, Selected Poems is a personal, deeply considered collection of work with pieces chosen from all of Wright's books. It is an overdue--and timely--new view of a poet whose life and work encompassed the extremes of American life.
Uniform Title
Poems. Selections
Alternative Title
  • poetry.
  • Poetry
  • Poésie.
  • Includes index.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Preface / Anne Wright -- Introduction / Robert Bly -- Sitting in a small screenhouse on a summer morning -- from "the Green wall" -- from "Saint Judas" -- from "The branch will not break" -- from "Shall we gather at the river" -- from "New poems" (in "Collected poems") -- from "Two citizens" -- from "Selected prose pieces" (in "Above the river") -- from "To a blossoming pear tree" -- from "This journey".
0374529027 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 54007095
  • SCSB-10557594
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Harvard Library