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2018: A Celebration of James Wright: A Life in Poetry

Recorded At: Recorded On: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Biographer Jonathan Blunk and special guests Anne Wright, Donna Masini and Gerald Stern celebrate James Wright: A Life in Poetry, the authorized biography of the poet just published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Blunk has spent decades researching and writing the book, which has been honored by glowing reviews since its appearance this fall. A good friend of Poets House founders Elizabeth Kray and Stanley Kunitz, Wright “comes through vividly on almost every page,” The New York Times declared. The event will feature a reading from the biography, talks by Anne Wright, Donna Masini, and Gerald Stern, and many Wright poems. Welcome by Poets House Executive Director Lee Briccetti
(Full audio, approx 1 hr 25 mins)