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Charles Wright Wins 2007 Griffin Poetry Prize


PUBLISHED: June 7, 2007

Charles Wright, the Souder Family Professor of English at the University of Virginia and a frequent contributor to VQR, has been awarded the 2007 International Griffin Poetry Prize for his book Scar Tissue (FSG, 2006). The Griffin Poetry Prize is the world’s richest poetry prize awarded for a single volume of poetry. The summer issue of VQR, due July 1, features a dozen new poems by Wright.

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Robert Denham · 14 years ago
“Listen to what the words spell, listen and sing the song,” says Wright in the last line of _Scar Tissue_. For his extraordinary listening and singing his recompense is $757 per page. Well deserved.
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chuck · 14 years ago
Thanks, Bob! Chuck
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Robert Denham · 14 years ago
Scott Griffin, entrepreneur and founder of the Griffin Poetry Prize, purchased the House of Anansi Press in 2002, bailing it out of bankruptcy. Do you imagine he knows that a year after Anansi was founded it published one of Charles Wright’s books––DREAM ANIMAL (1968)?
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