Jay Wright

“A Poet’s Poet”

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Jay Wright was born on May 25, 1934, Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1934. He is the author of fifteen books [2019] of poetry, including The Prime Anniversary; more than forty plays; and a dozen essays. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, his honors include a;

  • Bollingen Prize (2005);
  • American Book Awards (2006);
  • Laurence L. & Thomas Winship/PEN New England Award (2000);
  • MacArthur Fellows Program (1986);
  • Anisfield-Wolf Book Award (2002);
  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada (1974); and
  • Lannan Literary Award for Poetry (2000)

He lives in in Bradford, Vermont.

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