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Author: Jay Wright

Jay Wright was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1934 and currently lives in Vermont. Wright was a professional baseball player, a member of the U.S. Army medical corps, a jazz bassist, and has been a visiting professor of literature at many universities. Active during the Black Arts Movement and the New American Poetry, his first poetry collection was published in 1967 and he has since published over fifteen books of poetry-including THIRTEEN QUINTETS FOR LOIS (2021), MUSIC'S MASK AND MEASURE (2007), The Guide Signs: Book One and Book Two (2007), Transfigurations: Collected Poems (2000), Elaine's Book (1988), The Double Invention of Komo (1980), and The Homecoming Singer (1971). He is also the author of more than forty plays and a dozen essays. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Wright's honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, a MacArthur Fellowship, the Bollingen Prize for Poetry, a Joseph Compton Creative Writing Fellowship (Dundee University), the Hodder Fellowship (Princeton University), and The American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation.

Disorientations: Groundings
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Disorientations: Groundings

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Poetry. African American Studies. Drifting from New Mexico with lawman Elfego Baca to Ricardo Molinari's Buenos Aires all the way back to ancient Alexandria, DISORIENTATIONS: GROUNDINGS offers an erudite and at times dizzying exploration of our mort...

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The Dramatic Radiance of Number: Selected Plays of Jay Wright, Volume One
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The Dramatic Radiance of Number: Selected Plays of Jay Wright, Volume One

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One of the most celebrated African American poet's work as a playwright Jay Wright is a poet’s poet; identified by poet Dante Micheaux as one of the best American poets—because “his poetry represents everything that America is and…not what he would...

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Figurations and Dedications: Selected Plays of Jay Wright, Volume Two

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Figurations and Dedications: Selected Plays of Jay Wright, Volume Two

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Jay Wright is a poet’s poet; identified by poet Dante Micheaux as one of the best American poets—because “his poetry represents everything that America is and…not what he would like it to be.” One of two, this volume of Wright’s selected plays offer...

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Music's Mask and Measure
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Music's Mask and Measure

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Poetry. African American Studies. At once clear and hermetic, oracular and elegiac, MUSIC'S MASK AND MEASURE presents a series of five "equations" in a cosmic algebra. Drawing from such disparate sources as medieval theology, modern physics, and a P...

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The Prime Anniversary
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The Prime Anniversary

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Poetry. Drama. African & African American Studies. THE PRIME ANNIVERSARY is comprised of a sequence of poems and a one-act play, common themes of which include number, measure, and the very idea of continuity. Drawing from Pythagorean sources and Sp...

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Thirteen Quintets for Lois
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Thirteen Quintets for Lois

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Poetry. In THIRTEEN QUINTETS FOR LOIS, Jay Wright has found both form and structure to intertwine aspects of music, logic, number theory, and philosophy in a wide-ranging, exhilarating harmony. With rhymes providing a ceremonial dimension, the poems...

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