In Response to the Rumor...the   James Wright Poetry Festival Is Back!

In Response to the Rumor...the James Wright Poetry Festival Is Back!

Read about the James Wright Poetry Festival in Martins Ferry, Ohio, Saturday April 21: Interview with Jonathan Blunk and others

 Read the complete review:    T      he New York Times Book Review

Read the complete review: The New York Times Book Review

BOOK REVIEW | December 3, 2017 | EDITORS’ CHOICE

JAMES WRIGHT: A Life in Poetry, by Jonathan Blunk. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux.) Blunk illuminates the influences and obsessions of the ecstatic, troubled Wright and reveals him to be a lot like his poems: brilliant, intense and equally likely to soar or faceplant.

"[An] engrossing biography . . . Wright comes through vividly on almost every page. Blunk began working on the book in 2002, and it's clearly the better for that long gestation . . . Blunk makes judicious use of Wright's papers, including important letters that only recently came to light . . . It's in the extensive endnotes that Blunk really shines, illuminating his sources and his resourcefulness . . . Literary biography at its fine-grained finest."
―Eric McHenry, The New York Times Book Review  (Nov. 26, 2017)

Jonathan Blunk will read from
James Wright: A Life in Poetry

Martins Ferry, OH 4/21/18

28th James Wright Poetry Festival, Martins Ferry, OH, on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Martins Ferry Public Library, 20 James Wright Place, Festival 9 am-9 pm, featuring Jonathan Blunk, Anne Wright, Stanley Plumly, Maggie Anderson, and Dave Lucas, Biography Reading at 7:30 pm

James Wright Poetry Festival Event

Madrid, Spain 6/1/18

Desperate Literature Bookshop, Unamuno Author Series, in Madrid, Spain, on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Calle Campomanes 13 (Metro: Opera), at 8:00 pm

Madrid Desperate Literature Bookshop Event

Coimbra, Portugal 6/11/18

University of Coimbra, Dept. of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Portugal, on Monday, June 11, 2018