Charles Wright has been named
the winner of Yale's 2013 Bollingen Poetry. The biennial award carries a $150,000 cash prize. Wright won the award for his latest poetry collection, Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems
The judges described Wright's latest collection as, "an extended meditation in which we sense 'splinters of the divine' in the phenomena and cyclic changes of the natural world, and in the elusive reaches of memory, myth, and history."
Wright has authored nineteen poetry collections. In addition to writing poetry, Charles Wright is also professor emeritus of the University of Virginia's English department's Creative Writing Program. You can read more about Charles Wright here
Information about past Bollingen Poetry Prize winners can be found here
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