Franz Wright Reading

It’s finally here! Tomorrow, Superstition Review and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing are hosting a reading with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright!

Franz Wright, born in Austria and educated at Oberlin College, received the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for his book of poetry Walking to Martha’s Vineyard. Critics have praised Wright for his poetry, exclaiming that “Wright oscillates between direct and evasive dictions, between the barroom floor and the arts club podium, from aphoristic aside to icily poetic abstraction.” The Boston Review has said of Wright’s poetry; “among the most honest, haunting, and human being written today.” Other works by Wright include Wheeling Motel, God’s Silence, The Beforelife, Going North in Winter, and many others.

The reading and book signing will be held on Tuesday, April 20th at the Pima Auditorium (Room 230) in the Memorial Union at 7:30 p.m.

The following day, April 21, a public craft Q&A will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Piper Writers House on the ASU Tempe campus.

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2 thoughts on “Franz Wright Reading

  • April 23, 2010 at 7:42 am

    What an event! Kudos to Superstition Review and Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing for hosting a reading with poet Franz Wright.

  • April 25, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    That was one of the most intense poetry readings I’ve ever been to. It was incredible to even be in the same room as Franz, let alone be sitting twelve feet away from the podium where he read. Wow.

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