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  • Zone Journalsby Charles Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 6.79

    Charles Wright called his seventh collection Zone Journals to emphasize how the poems draw on time and place as their starting point. But despite the air of immediacy and informality, they are artfully composed, informed as always by Wright's profound sense of subliminal order. "Called one of our best middle-generation poets, Wright offers as his... more...

  • Caribouby Charles Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 11.05

    A powerfully moving meditation on life and the beyond, from one of our finest American poets Charles Wright's truth—the truth of nature, of man's yearning for the divine, of aging—is at the heart of the renowned poet's latest collection, Caribou . This is an elegy to transient beauty, a song for the "stepchild hour, / belonging to neither the... more...

  • Appalachiaby Charles Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.03

    Almost thirty years ago, Charles Wright (who teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and has won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Poetry) began a poetic project of astonishing scope--a series of three trilogies. The first trilogy was collected in Country Music , the second in The World of the Ten Thousand... more...

  • Black Zodiacby Charles Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.63

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award Black Zodiac offers poems suffused with spiritual longing—lyrical meditations on faith, religion, heritage, and morality. The poems also explore aging and mortality with restless grace. Approaching his vast subjects by way of small moments, Wright magnifies details to reveal... more...

  • Buffalo Yogaby Charles Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 10.20

    The sun has set behind the Blue Ridge, And evening with its blotting paper lifts off the light. Shadowy yards. Moon through the white pines --"Landscape with Missing Overtones" Never has Charles Wright's vision been more closely aligned with the work of the ancient Chinese painters and writers who inform his poetry than in his newest collection.... more...

  • Bye-and-Byeby Charles Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    Over the course of nineteen collections of poems, Charles Wright has built "one of the truly distinctive bodies of poetry created in the second half of the twentieth century" (David Young, Contemporary Poets ). Bye-and-Bye , which brings together selections from Wright's more recent work—including the entirety of Littlefoot , Wright's moving, book-length... more...

  • Scar Tissueby Charles Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    Hard to imagine that no one counts, that only things endure. Unlike the seasons, our shirts don't shed, Whatever we see does not see us, however hard we look, The rain in its silver earrings against the oak trunks, The rain in its second skin. --from "Scar Tissue II" In his new collection, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright investigates... more...

  • Chickamaugaby Charles Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    This volume, Wright's eleventh book of poetry, is a vivid, contemplative, far-reaching, yet wholly plain-spoken collection of moments appearing as lenses through which to see the world beyond our moments. Chickamauga is also a virtuoso exploration of the power of concision in lyric poetry--a testament to the flexible music of the long line Wright... more...

  • Sestetsby Charles Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    Sestets is the nineteenth book from one of the country's most acclaimed poets, a masterpiece of formal rigor and a profound meditation on nature and mortality. It is yet another virtuosic showcase for Charles Wright's acclaimed descriptive powers, and also an inquiry into the nature of description itself, both seductive and dangerous: "a virtual... more...

  • A Short History of the Shadowby Charles Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    Luminous new poems from the author of " The Appalachian Book of the Dead " 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. -"Body and Soul II" This is Charles... more...