Franz Wright

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Franz Wright is an American poet.

Background

Wright graduated from Oberlin College in 1977. He and his father James Wright are the only parent/child pair to have won the Pulitzer Prize in the same category.

Wheeling Motel (Knopf, 2009), had selections put to music for t ...
Popular Poems
1.
Alcohol
You do look a little ill.

But we can do something about that, now.

Can’t we.

The fact is you’re a shocking wreck.
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2.
To Myself
You are riding the bus again
burrowing into the blackness of Interstate 80,
the sole passenger

with an overhead light on.
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3.
Thoughts Of A Solitary Farmhouse
And not to feel bad about dying.
Not to take it so personally—

it is only
the force we exert all our lives
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4.
The Face
Is there a single thing in nature
that can approach in mystery
the absolute uniqueness of any human face, first, then
its transformation from childhood to old age—
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5.
Our Conversation
Pure gaze, you are lightning beyond the last trees
and you are the last trees’
past, branching
green lightning
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Patrick Murphy 07 June 2012
A quick preliminary note that finds FW's poetry open, honest, to the point, raw, acceptably raw, engaging right away.
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