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In his tenth collection of poetry, Franz Wright gives us an exquisite book of reconciliation with the past and acceptance of what may come in the future.

From his earliest years, he writes in “Will,” he had “the gift of impermanence / so I would be ready, / accompanied / by a rage to prove them wrong / . . . and that I too was worthy of love.” This rage comes coupled with the poets own brand of love, what he calls “one / strange alone / hearts wish / to help all / hearts.” Poetry is indeed Wrights help, and he delivers it to us with a wry sense of the daily in America: in his wonderfully local relationship to God (whom he encounters along with a catfish in the emerald shallows of Walden Pond); in the little West Virginia motel of the title poem, on the banks of the great Ohio River, where “Tammy Wynettes on the marquee” and he is visited by the figure of Walt Whitman, “examining the tear on a dead face.”

Here, in Wheeling Motel, Wrights poetry continues to surprise us with its frank appraisal of our soul, and with his own combustible loneliness and unstoppable joy.

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Synopsis:

In poems that “unfold into miracles of uncontainable passion” (Pittsburgh Post- Gazette), Pulitzer Prize winner Franz Wright gives us a frank and haunting book about reconciliation: with the demons of the past and the complexities of the present.

About the Author

Franz Wrights recent works include Earlier Poems, Gods Silence, and The Beforelife (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize). In 2004 his Walking to Marthas Vineyard received the Pulitzer Prize. He has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Fellowship, and the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, among other honors. He currently lives in Waltham, Massachusetts, with his wife, the translator and writer Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375711473
Author:
Wright, Franz
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.36 x 5.86 x 0.37 in 0.38 lb

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