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James Wright

(1927—1980)


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(1927–80),

Ohio-born poet, graduated from Kenyon College, received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, and from 1966 on taught at Hunter College. His first book, The Green Wall (1957), in the Yale Series of Younger Poets, was followed by Saint Judas (1959), The Lion's Tail and Eyes (1962), The Branch Will Not Break (1963), Shall We Gather at the River? (1968), Collected Poems (1971, Pulitzer Prize), Two Citizens (1973), Moments of the Italian Summer (1976), To a Blossoming Pear Tree (1977), and This Journey (1982), whose poems are heavily imaged and often formal.

Subjects: Literature.


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