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Charles Wright

Born: Aug 25, 1935

Birthplace: Pickwick Dam, Tennessee

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Charles Wright

Date of Birth : Aug 25, 1935
Birth Place : Pickwick Dam, Tennessee

Charles Wright is an American poet. He shared the National Book Award in 1983 for Country Music: Selected Early Poems and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for Black Zodiac. In June 2014, he was named Poet Laureate of the United States.


  • Writer
  • Professor
  • Author
  • Poet

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • National Book Award for Poetry
  • Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry
  • Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry
  • Ambassador Book Award for Poetry
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