June 2006

Franz Wright


Franz Wright Franz Wright received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Walking to Martha's Vineyard (Knopf, 2003). His new collection, God's Silence, also from Knopf, was released in March 2006. In summer 2007 his first four collections will be published in one volume by Knopf.
Happy Oblivion    

It circles awhile, I suppose, until at last
having found nothing green it

The holy dove of tongues on fire

The birthday cake, the ruined and
sheets, the pilot lost
in a vast dopamine cloud

Closed eyes
and lips that open hovering
on the verge of speech, the final

breath, also known as the infinite
hours which preceded the first,
at last released.



Franz Wright: Poetry
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