Earlier Poems (Paperback)

By Franz Wright

Knopf Publishing Group, 9780375711466, 245pp.

Publication Date: July 14, 2009



The haunting collection of poems that gathers the first four books of Pulitzer winner Franz Wright under one cover, where fans old and new will find a feast amid famine (Publishers Weekly), and discover how large this poet's gift was from the start.

About the Author

Franz Wright is the author of ten books of poetry. The recipient of numerous awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship, he lives in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Praise For Earlier Poems

“[Wright’s] hard-won revelations seem subtle but are potently rousing. He achieves a level of balance between the unseen and seen, the lost and found, that, like Rilke’s simultaneous sense of ‘stone in you and star,’ is masterful to say the least.” —Booklist

“Wright propels his work forward with clear details, brutally forthright self-knowledge, and a sense of being lost in America familiar even to the most found of us.” —Chicago Tribune