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William Wright

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William Wright is author of seven collections of poetry: four full-length books, including Tree Heresies (Mercer University Press, forthcoming), Night Field Anecdote (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011), Bledsoe (Texas Review Press, 2011), and Dark Orchard (Texas Review Press, 2006, winner of the Breakthrough Poetry Prize). Wright’s chapbooks are Sleep Paralysis (Stepping Stones Press, 2012, Winner of the South Carolina Poetry Initiative Prize, selected by Kwame Dawes), Xylem & Heartwood (Finishing Line Press, 2013), and The Ghost Narratives (Finishing Line Press, 2008). Recent work can be found in The Kenyon Review, Crab Orchard Review, Indiana Review, Colorado Review, Southern Poetry Review, Oxford American, Shenandoah, and many others. ...more

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An absolutely beautiful tale, brimming with whimsy, surprise, wit, and excellent writing. The art is also excellent. I would love to see this book as a movie series. I can't wait for the next two.
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Tree Heresies by William Wright
"I am enjoying a season of poetry (both reading and writing). One poet that I have truly enjoyed is William Wright. This collection looks at nature and life from a unique perspective. Wright succeeds in presenting a "decontextualized" natural world..." Read more of this review »
Night Field Anecdote by William   Wright
"The work here is lovely and spare - there is an economy of language, yet the poems bloom out into lush imagery and complex ideas. This is a balance that isn't easy to achieve, but Wright succeeds with each poem. There is a simplicity that is sly -..." Read more of this review »
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"Certain moments in William Wright's Night Field Anecdote seem as if they have always existed. The stunning and starkly beautiful poems in this collection are unparalleled in contemporary poetry for their vision - at once microscopic and universal-..." Read more of this review »
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