By PBS NewsHour
Charles Wright, a master of capturing landscape and meditation in verse, has been named the next Poet Laureate of the United States by the Library of Congress. It is the latest in a long list of honors and awards for…
By Mike Melia
Charles Wright, professor of English at the University of Virginia, discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poetry, "Black Zodiac."…
Poet Charles Wright has authored more than 20 books of verse and won numerous awards. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author reads some of his work and shares his sources of inspiration.
Charles Wright reads “No Angel.” No Angel In the Kingdom of the Hollow-at-Heart, the insect is king. In the Kingdom of the Beyond, all lie where the ground is smooth. Everything’s what it seems to be, and a little less.
Charles Wright reads “Hasta la Vista Buckaroo.” Hasta la Vista Buckaroo So many have come and gone, undone like a rhinestone cowboy, Dazzle and snuff, Lord, dazzle and snuff, In a two-bit rodeo. The entrance to hell is just…
Charles Wright reads “When the Horses Gallop Away from Us, It’s a Good Thing.” When the Horses Gallop Away from Us, It’s a Good Thing I always find it strange—though I shouldn’t—how creatures don’t care for us the…
Charles Wright reads “Together.” Together I wish I had the capacity to see through my own death. Some flash light, some force of flame Picking out diamond points of falling leaves and the river of stars. This is the…
By Tom LeGro
Charles Wright was born in Pickwick Dam, Tenn., in 1935 and was educated at Davidson College and the University of Iowa. He has written several books of poems, including most recently, "Outtakes" (2010); "Sestets: Poems" (2010); and the forthcoming "Bye-and-Bye:…
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