'Prose chopped into lines': Franz Wright and the lyric: Poetic Measures

  • Aimee Le (Speaker)

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Franz Wright (son of the poet James Wright) once found his poetry derisively described by a reviewer as 'prose chopped into lines'. In response to this controversy, I presented on syntax, the role of the line break, and death in Wright's late prose poems in comparison to his lyric work at Poetic Measures conference, University of York.
PeriodJul 2016
Event typeConference