Country Music Selected Early Poems

ISBN-10: 081951201X

ISBN-13: 9780819512017

Edition: 2nd (Enlarged)

Authors: Charles Wright, David St. John

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Co-winner of the 1983 National Book Award for Poetry, Country Music is comprised of eighty-eight poems selected from Charles Wright's first four books published between 1970 and 1977. From his first book, The Grave of the Right Hand, to the extraordinary China Trace, this selection of early works represents "Charles Wright's grand passions: his desire to reclaim and redeem a personal past, to make a reckoning with his present, and to conjure the terms by which we might face the future," writes David St. John in the forward. These poems, powerful and moving in their own right, lend richness and insight to Wright's recently collected later works. "In Country Music we see the same explosive imagery, the same dismantled and concentric (or parallel) narratives, the same resolutely spiritual concerns that have become so familiar to us in Wright's more recent poetry," writes St. John.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 12/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 182
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
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.

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