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James Wright

Poet (13-Dec-1927 — 25-Mar-1980)


David C. Dougherty. James Wright. Twayne. 1987. 160pp.

Andrew Elkins. The Poetry of James Wright. University of Alabama Press. 1991. 273pp.

Frank Graziano; Peter Stitt. James Wright: A Profile. University of Michigan Press. 1988. 152pp.

George S. Lensing. Four Poets and the Emotive Imagination: Robert Bly, James Wright, Louis Simpson and William Stafford. Louisiana State University Press. 1976. 223pp.

Saundra Maley (editor). A Wild Perfection: The Selected Letters of James Wright. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2005. 633pp.

Saundra Rose Maley. Solitary Apprenticeship: James Wright and German Poetry. Edwin Mellen Press. 1996. 710pp.

William H. Roberson. James Wright: An Annotated Bibliography. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. 1995. 334pp.

Dave Smith (editor). The Pure Clear Word: Essays on the Poetry of James Wright. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press. 1982. 260pp.

Kevin Stein. James Wright: The Poetry of a Grown Man: Constancy and Transition in the Work of James Wright. Ohio University Press. 1989. 240pp.

Anne Wright (editor). The Delicacy and Strength of Lace: Letters Between Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright. St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press. 1986. 116pp.


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  4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  5. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.849)

  6. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.1569-71)

  7. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1130)

  8. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.345)

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