Franz Wright

Franz Wright's most recent works include Walking to Martha's Vineyard—which won the Pulitzer Prize for poetryGod's Silence, and Earlier Poems. He has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Fellowship, and the PEN/Voelcker Prize, among other honours.

He lives in Waltham, Massachusetts, with his wife, the translator and writer Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright.



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