Charles Wright

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Charles Wright has read for the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series on several occasions: February 5, 1980, December 9, 1991 for the Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute, and November 13, 1997.

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Edward Hirsch writes that Wright “has created a poetics of luminous moments… [that] mark and isolate the self, transporting it to another realm, weakening its boundaries.” A distinguished poet, Wright won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Black Zodiac and the National Book Award for his 1983 collection Country Music: Selected Early Poems. His most recent collection is Buffalo Yoga.

Click here to hear Charles Wright talk about Emily Dickinson at his Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute Reading in December 9, 1991.

Visit his Poetry Foundation page for more information.