Today's poem is "Well, I Still Have My Teeth, And That's Not Nothing"
from Outtakes

Sarabande Books

Charles Wright was born in 1935 in Pickwick Dam, Hardin County, Tennessee, and grew up in Tennessee and North Carolina. He attended Davidson College, The University of Iowa, and the University of Rome. From 1957 to 1961 he was in the Army Intelligence Service, stationed for most of this time in Verona, Italy. In 1963-65 he was a Fulbright student in Rome, translating the poems of the Italian poets Eugenio Montale and Cesare Pavese. In 1968-69 he was a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Padua. From 1966-1983 he was a member of the English Department of the University of California, Irvine. Since 1983, he has been a Professor of English (since 1988, Souder Family Professor of English) at the University of Virginia. He has taught, in a visiting capacity, at the University of Iowa, Princeton University, and Columbia University, as well as being Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Universita' Degli Studi, Florence, Italy, spring 1992.

Other poems by Charles Wright in Verse Daily:
May 17, 2009:   "Autumn Thoughts on the East Fork" "Daytime is boredom after awhile, I've come to find, and nighttime..."
April 27, 2007:   "China Traces" " Nature contains no negatives...."
May 17, 2005:  "Vespers" ""Who wouldn't wish to become..."

Books by Charles Wright:

Other poems on the web by Charles Wright:
"October, Mon Amour"
"Heaven's Eel"
Seven poems
Five poems
Three poems
Eleven poems
Four poems
"Stray Paragraphs in April, Year of the Rat"
Ten poems

Charles Wright according to Wikipedia.

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