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James Wright

James WrightAKA James Arlington Wright

Born: 13-Dec-1927
Birthplace: Martins Ferry, OH
Died: 25-Mar-1980
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Branch Will Not Break

Military service: US Army (WWII)

Wife: Liberty Kardules (m. 1953, div. 1962, two sons)
Son: Franz (b. 1953)
Son: Marshall (b. 1958)
Wife: Edith Anne Crunk (m. 1967)

    University: BA, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH (1952)
    University: University of Vienna (1952-53)
    University: MA, University of Washington (1954)
    University: PhD, University of Washington (1959)
    Professor: University of Minnesota (1957-63)
    Professor: Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (1963-65)
    Professor: Hunter College (1966-)

    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1972 for Collected Poems
    Fulbright 1952
    Nervous Breakdown
    Shock Treatment

Author of books:
The Green Wall (1957, poetry)
Saint Judas (1959, poetry)
The Branch Will Not Break (1963, poetry)
Collected Poems (1971, poetry)
Two Citizens (1973, poetry)
Shall We Gather at the River (1968, poetry)
Moments of the Italian Summer (1976, poetry)
To a Blossoming Pear Tree (1977, poetry)
This Journey (1982, poetry)

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