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Short History of the Shadow Poems

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ISBN-10: 0374528799

ISBN-13: 9780374528799

Edition: N/A

Authors: Charles Wright, Charles Wright

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Luminous new poems from one who “has long been a poet of gorgeous description” —William Logan, The New Criterion Landscape, as Wang Wei says, softens the sharp edges of isolation. Don’t just do something, sit there. And so I have, so I have, the seasons curling around me like smoke, Gone to the end of the earth and back without a sound. —from “Body and Soul II” This is Charles Wright’s first collection of verse since the gathering, in Negative Blue, of his “Appalachian Book of the Dead,” a trilogy of trilogies hailed “among the great long poems of the century” (James Longenbach, Boston Review). In A Short History of the Shadow, Wright’s return to the landscapes of his early work finds his art resilient in a world haunted by death and the dead.
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Poet Charles Wright was born on August 25, 1935 in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee. He earned a B. A. at Davidson College and then entered the army. Upon his exit from the service, Wright earned a M. A. at the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. Wright is currently a Souder Family Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Wright won the Pulitzer Prize and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his work Black Zodiac. Wright has also received the National Book Award for Country Music: Selected Early Poems, and the PEN Translation Prize for The Storm and Other Poems. In addition to the above awards, Wright has also received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit Medal and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Looking Around
Looking Around
Looking Around II
Looking Around III
Millennium Blues
Citronella
If This Is Where God's At, Why Is That Fish Dead?
Charlottesville Nocturne
It's Dry Enough for Sure, Dry Enough to Spit Cotton
If My Glasses Were Better, I Could See Where I'm Headed For
Lost Language
On Heaven Considered as What Will Cover Us and Stony Comforter
Mildly Depressed, Far from Home, I Go Outside for a While
Mondo Orfeo
The Secret of Poetry
Night Music
In Praise of Thomas Hardy
Night Rider
Is
Polaroids
Nostalgia
A Short History of the Shadow
River Run
Appalachian Lullaby
Night Music
Relics
Thinking of Wallace Stevens at the Beginning of Spring
Relics
Why, It's as Pretty as a Picture
Nine-Panel Yaak River Screen
The Wind Is Calm and Comes from Another World
Summer Mornings
Thinking of Marsilio Ficino at the First Hint of Autumn
Via Negativa
Ars Poetica III
'54 Chevy
Nostalgia II
Body and Soul
Body and Soul
Hard Dreams
Body and Soul II
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