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by Franz Wright
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.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 14th 2009 by Knopf
(first published May 8th 2007)
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A compilation of earlier published books by this Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry. Wright's poems are beautiful, dark, scary, haunting. But the poems are never without hope or go dwindling into constant despair. They are exploring these feelings, not simply exploiting them for the sake of a beautiful line (though the book is full of stunning lines). It is an amazing collection by a wonderful poet and I highly recommend it.
Born in Vienna, Franz Wright is the author of fourteen collections of poetry. Walking to Martha's Vineyard (Knopf 2003) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. His newest collections, God’s Silence, and Earlier Poems were published by Knopf in, 2006 & 2007. Wright’s other books include The Beforelife (2001), Ill Lit: New and Selected Poems (1998), Rorschach Test (1995), The Night World and the Word Ni ...moreMore about Franz Wright...