Franz Wright

(18 March 1953 -- / Vienna)

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Franz Wright is an American poet.


Wright graduated from Oberlin College in 1977. He and his father James Wright are the only parent/child pair to have won the Pulitzer Prize in the same category.

Wheeling Motel (Knopf, 2009), had selections put to music for the record "Readings from Wheeling Motel". Wright stepped down as the Jacob Ziskind Visiting Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University in May 2009. Wright wrote the lyrics to and performs on the Clem Snide song "Encounter at 3AM" on the album Hungry Bird (released in February 2009). His most recent book, is Kindertotenwald (Knopf 2011), a collection of sixty-five prose poems ... more »

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  • Rookie - 8 Points Patrick Murphy (6/7/2012 1:08:00 PM)

    A quick preliminary note that finds FW's poetry open, honest, to the point, raw, acceptably raw, engaging right away.

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