After Wright shifted his concentration from vocational education to English and Russian literature

After Wright shifted his concentration from vocational education to English and Russian literature

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After Wright shifted his concentration from vocational education to English and Russian  literature, by 1952 he had published in twenty journals and earned the Robert Frost  Poetry Prize, election to Phi Beta Kappa, and a B.A. degree. He attended the University  of Vienna on a Fulbright Fellowship. At the University of Washington, he studied under  poet Theodore Roethke and completed a dissertation on Dickensian comedy, then  earned a Ph.D. in 1959. Simultaneously, he held a post as English instructor at the  University of Minnesota while completing The Green Wall (1957), winner of a Yale  Series of Younger Poets award. Three years later, he won the Ohiona Book Award for  Saint Judas (1960). Wright published The Lion's Tail and Eyes: Poems Written Out of Laziness and Silence  (1962) with William Duffy and Robert Bly. Wright's break with traditionalism was 
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