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 read at times like those of a playful and lyrical Parmenides in their meditations on being and grace.
Jay Wright was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and currently lives in Vermont. He is the author of sixteen books of poetry—including THIRTEEN QUINTETS FOR LOIS (Flood Editions, 2021), THE PRIME ANNIVERSARY (Flood Editions, 2019), DISORIENTATIONS: GROUNDINGS (Flood Editions, 2013), and MUSIC'S MASK AND MEASURE (Flood Editions, 2007)—and more than forty plays and a dozen essays. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, his honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Bollingen Prize for Poetry.Author City: BRADFORD, VT USA