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


Westerly, Rhode Island 10/4/18

Savoy Bookshop & Café, in Westerly, RI, on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 10 Canal Street, at 7:00 pm (appearing with Annie Wright)

Savoy Bookshop Event