Williamsburg Regional Library

Oblivion banjo, the poetry of Charles Wright, Charles Wright - hardcover

"Over the course of his work--more than twenty books in total--Charles Wright has built "one of the truly distinctive bodies of poetry created in the second half of the twentieth century" (David Young, Contemporary Poets). Oblivion Banjo, a capacious new selection spanning his decades-long career, showcases the central themes of Wright's poetry: "language, landscape, and the idea of God." No matter the precise subject of each poem, on display here is a vast and rich interior life, a mind wrestling with the tenuous relationship between the ways we describe the world and its reality. The recipient of almost every honor in poetry--the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bollingen Prize, to name a few--and a former poet laureate of the United States, Wright is an essential voice in American letters. Oblivion Banjo is the perfect distillation of his inimitable career--for devout fans and newcomers alike."--, Publisher's website
Table Of Contents
from Hard Freight (1973) -- from Bloodlines (1975) -- from China Trace (1977) -- from The Southern Cross (1981) -- from The Other Side of the River (1984) -- from Zone Journals (1988) -- from Xionia (1990) -- from Chickamauga (1995) -- from Black Zodia (1997) -- from Appalachia (1998) -- from North American Bear (1999) -- from A Short History of the Shadow (2002) -- from Buffalo Yoga (2004) -- from Scar Tissue (2006) -- Littlefoot (2007) -- from Sestets (2009) -- from Caribous (2014)
Literary Form
First edition.
Physical Description
754 pages, 24 cm

Library Locations

  • Williamsburg Library

    515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US