Charles Wright Is Named To American Academy Of Arts And Sciences
May 9, 2002-- University of
Virginia English professor Charles Wright, one of the country's
most highly honored poets, is among 177 leaders in their fields
recently elected as fellows of the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences. The recognition is for pre-eminent contributions to science,
scholarship, public affairs or the arts.
whose newest poetry collection, "A Short History of the Shadow,"
has just been published, holds the Souder Family professorship in
English and has taught in the U.Va. Creative Writing Program since
1983. His election brings to 17 the number of U.Va. faculty chosen
for AAAS membership since 1992 and to approximately 31 the number
ever chosen from U.Va. Fellowship in the society, founded in 1780,
represents one of the nation's highest honors for scholarly and
won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1998 for his collection "Black
Zodiac," which also won the National Book Critic's Circle Prize.
He has also won a National Book Award in poetry, the prestigious
Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize honoring lifetime achievement, and the Lenore
Marshall Poetry Prize, among many prizes. He was elected to the
American Academy of Arts and Letters, one of the highest honors
for a creative artist, in 1995.
books include "Chickamauga," "The World of the Ten Thousand Things:
Poems 1980-1990," "Zone Journals," "The Southern Cross," "China
Trace," "Hard Freight" and "Negative Blue: New & Selected Poems."
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