About the Po30

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About the Poet Admired for depicting the little dramas lived by the lonely and alienated, poet James  Arlington Wright probed the distances between people. A lyric romanticist in the tradition  of Robert Frost and E. A. Robinson, Wright profited from classes with teachers John  Crowe Ransom and Theodore Roethke. His literary output was phenomenal: seven  poetry collections and seven volumes of translated verse, plus a prose anthology and  seven posthumous volumes. The conversational ease of his voicing, fidelity to detail,  and immediacy of subjects are evident in such titles as "A Note Left in Jimmy Leonard's  Shack," "Confession to J. Edgar Hoover," and "At the Executed Murderer's Grave." Wright was born into a family of Irish talkers and storytellers on December 13, 1927, in  Martins Ferry, Ohio. His Midwestern working-class roots held firm through three 
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