Charles Wright is the current Poet Laureate of the United States. He is often ranked as one of the best American poets of his generation. Born in 1935 in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee, Wright attended Davidson College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop; he also served four years in the U.S. Army, and it was while stationed in Italy that Wright began to read and write poetry. He is the author of over 20 books of poetry.
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Read his poems Chickamauga and Nine-Panel Yaak River Screen online.
(From the Poetry Foundation)