James Arlington Wright

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Birthday
13, 1927
Birthplace
Martins Ferry, OH
Death Date
Mar 25, 1980 (52)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
13, 1927
Birthplace
Martins Ferry, OH
Death Date
Mar 25, 1980 (52)

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose best-known works include The Branch Will Not Break and Two Citizens. His work was associated with the Deep Image poetry movement.

Before Fame

His 1956 poetry collection, The Green Wall, won the Yale Younger Poets Prize and launched him to literary fame.

Trivia

He suffered from depression and alcoholism; however, as is evident in his acclaimed work, The Branch Will Not Break, he believed deeply in the resilience of the human spirit.

Family Life

His son, Franz Wright, also became a poet.

Associated With

He collaborated with Robert Bly on translations of international poetry.