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James Arlington Wright (December 13, 1927 — March 25, 1980) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet.

Wright first emerged on the literary scene in 1956 with The Green Wall, a collection of formalist verse that was awarded the prestigious Yale Younger Poets Prize. But by the early 1960s, Wright, increasingly influenced by the Spanish language surrealists, had dropped fixed meters. His transformation achieved its maximum expression with the publication of the seminal The Branch Will Not Break (1963), which positioned Wright as curious counterpoint to the Beats and New York schools, which predominated on the American coasts.

This transformation had not come by accident, as Wright had been working for years with his friend Robert Bly, collaborating on the translation of world poets in the influential magazine The Fifties (later The Sixties). Such influences fertilized Wright's unique perspective and helped put the Midwest back on the poetic map.

Wright had discovered a terse, imagistic, free verse of clarity, and power. During the next ten years Wright would go on to pen some of the most beloved and frequently anthologized masterpieces of the century, such as "A Blessing," "Autumn Begins in Martin's Ferry, Ohio," and "I Am a Sioux Indian Brave, He Said to Me in Minneapolis."

Technically, Wright was an innovator, especially in the use of his titles, first lines, and last lines, which he used to great dramatic effect in defense of the lives of the disenfranchised. He is equally well known for his tender depictions of the bleak landscapes of the post-industrial American Midwest. Since his death, Wright has developed a cult following, transforming him into a seminal writer of ever increasing influence. Each year, hundreds of writers gather to pay tribute at the James Wright Poetry Festival in Martin's Ferry.

Wright's son Franz Wright is also a poet. Together they are the only parent/child pair to have won a Pulitzer Prize in the same category (Poetry).

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Total Books: 139
Enduring Vietnam An American Generation and Its War
2017 - Enduring VIetnam an American Generation and Its War (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781250092489
ISBN-10: 1250092485
Genre: History
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No More Gallant a Deed A Civil War Memoir of the First Minnesota Volunteers
The Journal of The Writers Guild of Virginia
2016 - The Journal of the Writers Guild of VIrginia [Quarterly Anthology - Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781945990083
ISBN-10: 1945990082
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Fields of Gold Planting a Church Among Central Asian Muslims Companion Study Guide
Fields of Gold Planting a Church Among Central Asian Muslims
2013 - Fields of Gold Planting a Church Among Central Asian Muslims (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492870203
ISBN-10: 149287020X
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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Those Who Have Borne the Battle A History of America's Wars and Those Who Fought Them
Forever New The Speeches of James Wright President of Dartmouth College 1998-2009
The Branch Will Not Break Empty-Grave Extended Edition
2011 - The Branch Will Not Break Empty-grave Extended Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781461118558
ISBN-10: 1461118557
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Poor and Homeless in the Sunshine State Down and Out in Theme Park Nation
A Dialogue Between a Member of a Friendly Society and the Author Wherein the Act 10 Geo Iv Cap 56 Is Demonstrated to Be Inefficient
The School Orator Or Excercises in Elocution Theroretically Arranged From Which Aided by Short Practical Rules to Be Committed to Memory
The Evangelical Alliance the Embodiment of the Spirit of Christendom by the Author of 'Letter to Dr Chalmers On Present Position of the Free Church'
Capital Punishment Is It Defensible by Philander
2010 - Capital Punishment Is It Defensible By Philander (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141739394
ISBN-10: 1141739399
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The School Orator or Exercises in Elocution
2009 - The School Orator or Exercises in Elocution (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150791147
ISBN-10: 1150791144
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The Evangelical Alliance the Embodiment of the Spirit of Christendom by the Author of 'letter to Dr Chalmers on Present Position of the Free
FBI Fidelity Bravery Integrity An Autobiography
2009 - Fbi Fidelity Bravery Integrity an Autobiography (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781440177606
ISBN-10: 1440177600
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Cambourne New Settlement Iron Age and Romano-British Settlement on the Clay Uplands of West Cambridgeshire
2009 - Cambourne New Settlement Iron Age and Romano-british Settlement on the Clay Uplands of West Cambridgeshire [Wessex Archaeology Report] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781874350491
ISBN-10: 1874350493
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Capital Punishment Is It Defensible
2009 - Capital Punishment Is It Defensible [1865] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104629014
ISBN-10: 1104629011
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Treatise on the Causes and Cure of Stuttering with Reference to Certain Modern Theories
2003 - Portage Township [IN - Images of America] (Paperback)
1993 - The Greatest of Evils Urban Poverty and the American Underclass [Social Institutions and Social Change] (Hardcover)Paperback
1991 - Spanish Ballads [CRITICAL GUIDES TO SPANISH TEXTS] (Paperback)
1985 - Handbook of Survey Research [Quantitative Studies in Social Relations] (Paperback)Hardcover
1983 - Collected Prose [Poets on Poetry] (Paperback)
1959 - Saint Judas [Wesleyan Poetry Program] (Paperback)
Temple in Nimes [Metacom Limited Edition Series : No 5] (Paperback)
James Wright's East Anglia [Halsgrove Parish History S.] (Hardcover)
The Shape of Light [Companions for the Journey] (Paperback)Paperback