City of Light Across the Water

PoppyRed'sEncausticptgs

Poppy Red’s Encaustic Painting

Charles Wright won the Pulitzer Prize (1998) for Black Zodiac.

Wright served as U.S. poet laureate of the United States from 2014 to 2015.

On writing poetry, Charles Wright  says:

“Language is the element of definition, the defining and descriptive incantation. It puts the coin between our teeth. It whistles the boat up. It shows us the city of light across the water. Without language there is no poetry, without poetry there’s just talk. Talk is cheap and proves nothing. Poetry is dear and difficult to come by. But it poles us across the river and puts music in our ears.”

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