The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry - Charles Wright, Audre Lorde, Mary Oliver, Jay Wright, and C.K. Williams Summary & Analysis

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Charles Wright, Audre Lorde, Mary Oliver, Jay Wright, and C.K. Williams Summary

Charles Wright first read Ezra Pound while in the army in Italy; he decided he would have a career in poetry. He has spent his life teaching and has won many awards for his poetry. His early work was quite surreal but gradually became almost Symbolist in nature. His most recent works are even more ambitious in their combination of nostalgic detail and rhetorical comments. His poems progress through connections between emotions and memories. His poems include "Stone Canyon Nocturne," "Spider Crystal Ascension," "Clear Night," "Homage to Paul Cezanne," and "The Other Side of the River."

Audre Lorde saw herself as "Black, Woman, and Poet" (p. 402). She was born in New York City and was a school teacher and librarian. Her...

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