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Day 30: "James Wright: The Collected Poems" James Wright

Because this is a collection, James Wright's path is portrayed closely chronologically and shows growth and change. Subject matter changes, as does that narrator. The narrator seems more revealed if not necessarily older. The poems become more refined and feel distilled. They are more crafted, but lack some of the energy of the early work.

They are for the most part narrative. Of course, they contain legions of lyricism and in places form. None of these are ever without the other even in free verse. Wright tells of Lazarus, of women--both those who are fantasized about and those that are described with tenderness. But--there is a common theme of story.

My copy is part of the 800+ poetry collection. The following link should sell the same book, but different version

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