Franz Wright

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Birthday
18, 1953
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
May 14, 2015 (62)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
18, 1953
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
May 14, 2015 (62)

About

Austrian-American poet who received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Walking to Martha's Vineyard. His other poetry collections include Kindertotenwald, God's Silence, and The Beforelife.

Before Fame

He attended Oberlin College. One year prior to his graduation, he published an early poetry collection entitled Tapping the White Cane of Solitude.

Trivia

He translated the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke.

Family Life

His father, James Wright, was also a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. He married Elizabeth Oehlkers in 1999.

Associated With

He was influenced by Dylan Thomas.