By Franz Wright
(Knopf, Paperback, 9780375711473, 112pp.)
Publication Date: August 16, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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In poems that “unfold into miracles of uncontainable passion” (Pittsburgh Post- Gazette), Pulitzer Prize winner Franz Wright gives us a frank and haunting book about reconciliation: with the demons of the past and the complexities of the present.
Franz Wright’s recent works include Earlier Poems, God’s Silence, and The Beforelife (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize). In 2004 his Walking to Martha’s Vineyard received the Pulitzer Prize. He has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Fellowship, and the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, among other honors. He currently lives in Waltham, Massachusetts, with his wife, the translator and writer Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright.
“These new poems refract the light of the poet’s insightful, humorous, and often humble gaze in ways that are surprising and rewarding.” —America
“Uningratiating, bumptiously witty . . . and routinely surprising.” —The New York Times Book Review