James Wright: A Life in Poetry


  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 29, 2017 at 9:41 am .

    Fine comments, all. And Art—your experience doesn’t surprise me. After all, you are firmly plugged into “weird” in the ancient sense: “the principle, power, or agency by which events are predetermined” (OED). The young Wright’s encounter with the young Sioux with the hook for a hand has nothing of the accidental about it, either….

  2. Art
    Art December 29, 2017 at 6:37 am .

    Thanks, Joe, for this great review. I knew I’d read Hook before and pulled James Wright: Selected Poems, edited by the Blys from the shelf and it opened magically to Hook. How is that for weirdness?

  3. Jim Keller
    Jim Keller December 21, 2017 at 12:11 pm .

    Really gutsy poem.

  4. Dan Guenther
    Dan Guenther December 21, 2017 at 10:04 am .

    Excellent! Thank you for that fine book review. James Wright was/is world class. Dan

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