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This Journey

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Paperback, 91 pages
Published March 12th 1982 by Vintage
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Ken
This posthumous collection of poems was largely complete at the time of Wright's premature death in 1980, but it doesn't hold a candle to The Branch Will Not Break and Shall We Gather at the River. Not surprising, really, as it seems few writers or prose or poetry end on triumphant notes. No. It seems to either come early or, in the case of most poets, in the middle of their writing journeys. Still, there are moments and there are glimpses and there are lines that call me back to the older poems ...more
Valerielynnbassett
Wright's last collection, published posthumously. So much sad, dark beauty in this voice. I love the Ohio ones particularly "The Turtle Overnight," ""The Sumac in Ohio." ALso, "A True Voice," and "Coming Home to Maui."
Everett Darling
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
Great Collection, Among my favorites are "Among Sunflowers," "Camomilla," "Butterfly Fish," and "The Turtle Overnight." His pastoral observations are second to none, a modern Whitman.
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On December 13, 1927, James Arlington Wright was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio. His father worked for fifty years at a glass factory, and his mother left school at fourteen to work in a laundry; neither attended school beyond the eighth grade. While in high school in 1943 Wrig
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