Charles Wright is an American poet. He shared the National Book Award in 1983 for Country Music: Selected Early Poems and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for Black Zodiac.
"We've all led raucous lives, some of them inside, some of them out. But only the poem you leave behind is what's important. Everyone knows this. The voyage into the interior is all that matters, Whatever your ride. Sometimes I can't sit still for all the asininities I read. Give me the hummingbird, who has to eat sixty times His own weight a day just to stay alive. Now that's a life on the edge."
- Charles Wright
ARTICLES FEATURING CHARLES
Keeping an Accent: On Charles Wright’s “Oblivion Banjo”
Lindsay Turner considers “Oblivion Banjo” by Charles Wright....
Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books by Charles Wright and Mary Szybist
I HAVE HEARD Charles Wright say that it is a poet’s third book that signals the arrival of his ...
In the Charles Wright Museum
All around me were Charles’s lines and poems: his deck, the shrubs and flowers, the weather and hillside, and the Pacific below were all characters....