James Wright

James Wright

The authorized and sweeping biography of one of America’s most complex, influential, and enduring poets

In the extraordinary generation of American poets who came of age in the middle of the twentieth century, James Wright (1927–1980) was frequently placed at the top of the list. With a fierce, single-minded devotion to his work, Wright escaped the steel town of his Depression-era childhood in the Ohio valley to become a revered professor of English literature… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 17, 2017)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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