Today's poem is "China Traces"

from Rivendell

Charles Wright was born in Pickwich Dam, Tennessee, in 1935 and was educated at Davidson College and the University of Iowa. Chickamauga, his eleventh collection of poems, won the 1996 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. His other books include Buffalo Yoga (2004); Negative Blue (2000); Appalachia (1998); Black Zodiac (1997), which won the Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; The World of the Ten Thousand Things: Poems 1980-1990; Zone Journals (1988); Country Music: Selected Early Poems (1983), which won the National Book Award; Hard Freight (1973), criticism: Halflife (1988) and Quarter Notes (1995). His translation of Eugenio Montale's The Storm and Other Poems (1978) was awarded the PEN Translation prize. His many honors include the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit Medal and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. In 1999, he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He is Souder Family Professor of English at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Wright's latest book of poems is Scar Tissue (2006).

Other poems by Charles Wright in Verse Daily:
May 17, 2005:  "Vespers" ""Who wouldn't wish to become..."

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Other poems from Rivendell in Verse Daily:
April 17, 2003:  "Here" by Charles Wright
April 16, 2003:  "Envoy" by Cleopatra Mathis
April 15, 2003:  "Puzzled Dust" by Walter Clark

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