Talk:James Wright (poet)

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Three additional links have been added to the Works section, 2 from the standard bibliographies on Wright and one brand new title, published in May 2005. Don 20:50, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

Wright had discovered a terse, wildly imagistic free verse of stunning grace, clarity, and power?[edit]

  • Come on. The opening paragraphs of this article are nonsense and need to go. Danny Lilithborne 00:41, 22 November 2006 (UTC)
  • While some of it is certainly not neutral ("wildly" and "stunning" come to mind in the sentence quoted), is the whole nonsense? It's verifiably true that the listed poems in the third paragraph are widely anthologized. Is he one of the "most beloved" poets? He does hold some kind of record for most elegized contemporary poet, it seems like. The overview of his career in the first paragraphs also strikes me as being factually accurate, if somewhat flowery. Should we just tone down the laudatory nature of it? If I'm reading the history right, whoever added this section also added to Charles Simic, Galway Kinnell, Pablo Neruda, and W.S. Merwin, all related poets. Don't have time tonight to see what was done to those pages. Salvador dalai llama 04:10, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
  • I am very familiar with Wright's work, and the only questionable adjective in the description is "wildly". No one influenced by Bly is going to be considered wildly anything. But the rest of the adjectives are more descriptive than not of his work.Stephen 19:01, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

References on mental illness[edit]

The lack of references are especially troublesome because of the statements about depression and manic-depression (bipolarity). Can anybody supply appropriate refereneces, please? Thanks Kiefer.Wolfowitz (talk) 19:49, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Yale alumni?[edit]

I am unable to find any sources that show that James Wright graduated from Yale University in 1951 and then traveled to Rabat, Morocco. This is a rather odd claim considering he graduated from Kenyon College in 1952. --76.105.142.245 (talk) 01:28, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Wright did NOT graduate from Yale nor did he attend Yale. He also never traveled to Rabat. Source: discussion with Anne Wright August 2011. TFL/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tfl (talkcontribs) 01:22, 12 August 2011 (UTC)