James Wright (1927-1980)
A selective list of online literary criticism for American poet and spokesman for social justice James Wright, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources
An introduction to James Wright plus excerpts of reputable critical discussions of some poems. Modern American Poetry (U of Illinois).
"James Wright." Poetry Foundation. Encyclopedia-type introduction to the poet's themes, and techniques, with a biography and samples of poems.
"James Wright." A brief introduction to Wright, from the Academy of American Poets.
Hass, Robert. Short "poet's choice" article on James Wright's poetry, by former poet laureate Robert Hass, Washington Post, 27 Sept. 1998.
Kirsch, Adam. "Primal Ear: Roethke, Wright, and the cult of authenticity." New Yorker, 1 August 2005.
Butscher, Edward. "The Rise and Fall of James Wright." Georgia Review, 28, No. 2 (Summer 1974), pp. 257-268 [free at jstor].
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