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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...

  • 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...

  • Littlefootby Charles Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    After the end of something, there comes another end, This one behind you, and far away. Only a lifetime can get you to it, and then just barely. Littlefoot , the eighteenth book from one of this country's most acclaimed poets, is an extended meditation on mortality, on the narrator's search of the skies for a road map and for last instructions... more...

  • Negative Blueby Charles Wright

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 6.79

    Negative Blue is the culmination of the cycle that won Wright the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award. Time will append us like suit coats left out overnight On a deck chair, loose change dead weight in the right pocket, Silk handkerchief limp with dew, sleeves in a slow dance with the wind. And love will kill... 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...