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Walking to Martha's Vineyard

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In this radiant new collection, Franz Wright shares his regard for life in all its forms and his belief in the promise of blessing and renewal. As he watches the “Resurrection of the little apple tree outside / my window,” he shakes off his fear of mortality, concluding “what death . . . There is only / mine / or yours,– / but the world / will be filled with the living.” In prayerlike poems he invokes the one “who spoke the world / into being” and celebrates a dazzling universe–snowflakes descending at nightfall, the intense yellow petals of the September sunflower, the planet adrift in a blizzard of stars, the simple mystery of loving other people. As Wright overcomes a natural tendency toward loneliness and isolation, he gives voice to his hope for “the only animal that commits suicide,” and, to our deep pleasure, he arrives at a place of gratitude that is grounded in the earth and its moods.

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Synopsis:

Franz Wright was born in Vienna in 1953 and grew up in the Northwest, the Midwest, and Northern California. His most recent works include The Beforelife (which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) and Ill Lit: Selected & New Poems. He has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Fellowship, and the PEN/Voelcker Prize, among other honors. He works at the Edinburg Center for Mental Health and the Center for Grieving Children and Teenagers and lives in Waltham, Massachusetts, with his wife, Elizabeth.

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Table of Contents

Year one — On Earth — One heart — Octaves — June storm — The word — The first supper — Promise — Fathers — To John Wieners : elegy & response — Flight — Medjugorje — My place — Study in acid & green — Antipsychotic — Old story — Cloudless snowfall — Shaving in the dark — Registration of names — 5:00 mass — Dudley Wright — University of one — Slip — Domesticity — Little farm on the ocean — Untitled ("She undressed ... ") — The bird bride — The maker — Letter — Abandoned letter — Saying — Baptism — April orchard — Circle drawn in water — Weekend in the underworld — Charlottesville winter — Reunion — Auto-lullaby — Childhood's appointment — September sunflower — P.S. — The word "I" — How you will know me — The new Jerusalem — Quest — Epitaph — The poem — Diary otherwise empty — Icon from childhood — The new child — Walden — Walking to Martha's Vineyard — The only animal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307548894
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Poetry : American - General
Author:
Franz Wright
Author:
Wright, Franz
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050405
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
96

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Product details 96 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307548894 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Franz Wright was born in Vienna in 1953 and grew up in the Northwest, the Midwest, and Northern California. His most recent works include The Beforelife (which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) and Ill Lit: Selected & New Poems. He has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Fellowship, and the PEN/Voelcker Prize, among other honors. He works at the Edinburg Center for Mental Health and the Center for Grieving Children and Teenagers and lives in Waltham, Massachusetts, with his wife, Elizabeth.

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