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Robert Wrigley

Born: February 27, 1951 in East St. Louis, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Robert Wrigley was orn in East St. Louis, IL. , and grew up in Collinsville, a coal mining town. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University.

Biography: Wrigley taught first at Lewis-Clark Tate College in Lewiston, Idaho and has been a Professor at the University of Idaho since 1999. He has published seven books of poetry, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including: fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Idaho Commission on the Arts.


Awards:
    ''Kingsley Tufts Award'' in 2000 ''Poets' Prize'' in 2006 ''San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award''

Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Website: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/robert-wrigley
Robert Wrigley on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=robert+wrigley


Selected Titles

Anatomy of melancholy and other poems
ISBN: 9780143123071 OCLC: 795166102

A powerful new collection from an award-winning poet Robert Wrigley has become one of his generation's most accomplished poets, renowned for his irony, power, and lucid style and for his ability to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Like its namesake--Robert Burton's seventeenth-century examination of human thoughts and emotions--Wrigley's new collection means to examine our world through the lens of melancholia. From imagined war memorials to insomniac chickens; from Descartes' lost daughter to a dreaming tree; from King Kong to Rush Limbaugh; and from Anna Karenina to a man named Lucy Doolin (short for Lucifer), these are poems that elegize and celebrate that most beautiful, exasperating, joyous, miserable, and perfectly imperfect of all creatures--the human being.--Amazon.com.

Beautiful country
ISBN: 0143118374 OCLC: 567155181

Box
ISBN: 9780143130567 OCLC: 953438868

A powerful new collection from an acclaimed, award-winning poet With nine previously published collections of poetry, Robert Wrigley has become one of his generation's most accomplished poets, renowned for his irony, power, and lucid style and for his ability to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Wrigley's tenth collection, Box, is a book of poems obsessed with human containment, with the way people are contained or confined--by time, mortality, technology, identity, culture, and history--in almost everything they are and everything they do. Even the body, even the poem itself, is in this regard a kind of self-containing crate, in which the human being, perhaps the human spirit, is shipped into the world at large. ButBoxis also a book obsessed with escape from containment, and escape comes from dreams, from deep awareness, from contemplation, from love, and above all, as Wallace Stevens insisted, from the imagination pressing back against the pressure of reality. The poems inBoxaim to do nothing less than help people live their lives, as Stevens put it--

Earthly meditations :
ISBN: 014303779X OCLC: 65521577

Penguin Books, New York : 2006.

One of his generation's most accomplished poets, Robert Wrigley is renowned for his ironic, powerful, and lucid style as well as his ability to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Earthly Meditations features nineteen original poems alongside a collection of sixty-one poems chosen from his first six books

Earthly meditations :
ISBN: 9781440627217 OCLC: 607859329

Penguin Books, New York : 2006.

One of his generation's most accomplished poets, Robert Wrigley is renowned for his ironic, powerful, and lucid style as well as his ability to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Earthly Meditations features nineteen original poems alongside a collection of sixty-one poems chosen from his first six books.

In the bank of beautiful sins :
ISBN: 0140587160 OCLC: 30546585

Penguin, New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : 1995.

Lives of the animals :
ISBN: 014200345X OCLC: 51936923

Penguin Poets, New York : 2003.

Reign of snakes :
ISBN: 0140589198 OCLC: 40159117

 

 

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