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James Wright: Resources and Links

The Academy of American Poets features a brief biography of James Wright, along with a selected bibliography and links for additional information.

Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2003. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale Group, 2003. Document Number: H1000107212.

Department of English, University of Washington Rothke Memorial Poetry Readings, James Wright Interviews, 1972.

Dictionary of American Biography, Supplement 10: 1976-1980. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1995.

James Wright Poetry Festival is held every spring in Martin's Ferry, Ohio. The festival brings poets together from far and wide to read Wright's poems and talk about his work.

Modern American Poetry has biographical information on Wright, links to his work online, and criticism of some of his work.

Old Poetry gives insight into Wright's work and features links to some of his poems.

The Poetry Connection has a biography of Wright along with links to poems online.

University of Virginia has a James Wright bibliography that includes books, recordings, translations, letters, interviews, and an extensive biography.

The Washington Post carries a brief article about Wright by Robert Hass, the former U.S. poet laureate.

Selected Books about James Wright

Bly, Robert. Remembering James Wright. St. Paul, MN: Ally Press, 1991.

Dougherty, David C. James Wright. Boston, MA: Twayne Publishers, 1987.

Graziano, Frank, and Peter Stitt, eds., James Wright: A Profile. Durango, CO: Logbridge-Rhodes, 1988.

Lensing, George S., and Ronald Moran, Four Poets and the Emotive Imagination: Robert Bly, James Wright, Louis Simpson, and William Stafford. Louisiana State University Press, 1976.

Stein, Kevin J., James Wright: The Poetry of a Grown Man. Ohio University Press, 1988.

Stitt, Peter, and Frank Graziano, eds., James Wright: The Heart of the Light. University of Michigan Press, 1990.

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