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by Charles Wright

“Wright has a hunk of the ineffable in his teeth and he won’t let go. In poem after poem, he plumbs our deepest relationships with nature, time, love, death, creation. Wright’s search breaks all the barriers of time, space, action, for its dramatic narrative simply refuses to acknowledge the usual unities, as though all time were this time, all places this place and all actions one.”—Philip Levine, from his citation for the 1996 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.

Charles Wright was named chancellor of The Academy of American Poets in 1999 and has won a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Prize and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Since 1983, he has been at the University of Virginia.

Download The Wrong End of the Rainbow: Poems (Quarternote Chapbook Series) epub
ISBN: 1932511121
ISBN13: 978-1932511123
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Poetry
Author: Charles Wright
Language: English
Publisher: Sarabande Books; First edition (April 1, 2005)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1404 kb
FB2 size: 1486 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 646
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Swift Summer
If you're a completist, I guess you'll want a copy of this chapbook. All the poems showed up in a later volume, SCAR TISSUE.

Great writer.
Charles Wright, the Bard of Appalachia, has put forth an excellent effort in this chapbook (a previous reviewer referred to this as a "booklet" which is incorrect). A man who can often be found safely within the confines of "nature poetry," Wright infuses into his poetry a keen eye for detail as well as a skepticism of change and our role in shaping our surroundings.

By the way, even if you don't like his poetry, take the chance to hear him read if he is doing so near you. His strong Tennessee/North Carolina accent is still strong despite his years in Iowa, California, and New York.