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Wright, James

  1. In Beach, Christopher. Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth-Century Poetry. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003. pp. 182-185.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota"

  2. Bedient, Calvin. "James Wright, Daniel Hoffman, Jorge Luis Borges-poets (book review)." In New York Times Book Review, August 11, 1974, pp. 6.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "At the Executed Murderer's Grave" -- "A Blessing" -- "I Am a Sioux Brave, He Said in Minneapolis"

  3. In Bloom, Harold, ed. Contemporary Poets. New York : Chelsea House Publishers, 1986. pp. 251-267.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "The Blessing" -- "A Late Autumn Daybreak" -- "Milkweed" -- "Northern Pike" -- "To a Blossoming Pear Tree" -- "Today I Was So Happy I Made This Poem" --

  4. In Bly, Robert. American Poetry: Wildness and Domesticity. New York : Harper & Row, c1990. pp. 67-86.
    Biography -- Criticism -- Poetry -- "American Wedding" -- "Beginning" -- "A Blessing" -- "A Dream of Burial" -- "I Was Afraid of Dying" -- "In Fear of Harvests" -- "Milkweed" -- "Spring Images" -- "To the Evening Star: Central Minnesota"

  5. In Breslin, Paul. The Psycho-Political Muse. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1987. pp. 157-182.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "American Twilights, 1957" -- "At The Executed Murderer's Grave" -- "Autumn Begins in Martin's Ferry, Ohio" -- "Before a Cashier's Window in a Department Store" -- "Eisenhower's Visit to Franco -- "Eleutheria" -- "Honey" -- "In Response to a Rumor that the Oldest Whorehouse in Wheeling, West Virginia, Has Been Condemned" -- "Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota" -- "The Jewel" --

  6. In Carroll, Paul. Poem In Its Skin. Chicago, Follett Pub. Co., 1968. pp. 190-202.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "As I Step Over a Puddle at the End of Winter ..."

  7. Cooley, Peter. "Reaching out, Keeping Position: New Poems by James Wright and Robert Lowell." In North American Review, Vol. 254, No. 3, Fall, 1969, pp. 67-70 .
    Criticism -- Poetry -- Lowell, Robert -- Notebook, 1967-1968 -- Shall We Gather By the River

  8. Cooper, G. Burns. "Wright's 'On a Phrase from Southern Ohio." In The Explicator. Vol. 55, No. 2, Winter 1997, pp. 100-102
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "On a Phrase from Southern Ohio"

  9. In Dobyns, Stephen. Best Words, Best Order. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. pp. 33-34, 110-112, 148-149.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "A Fishing Song" -- "Outside Fargo, North Dakota" -- "Petition to the Terns"

  10. Flajsar, Jiri. "Wright's Today I Was Happy, So I Made This Poem." In The Explicator, Vol. 64, No. 2, Winter 2006, pg. 97.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "Today I Was Happy So I Made This Poem"

  11. In Gray, Richard. American Poetry of the Twentieth Century. London ; New York : Longman, 1990. pp. 226-227.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota"

  12. Green, Brian. "Wright's 'A Blessing'." In The Explicator, Vol.58, No.3 (Spring 2000): pg. 166.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "A Blessing"

  13. Halpern, Nick. "'Coming Back Here How Many Years Now": August Kleinzahler and James Wright's 'Shall We Gather at the River'" In Contemporary Literature, Vol. 42, No. 2, Special Issue: American Poetry of the 1990s, Summer, 2001, pp. 429-458.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- Deep image poetry -- De Quincey, Thomas -- Kleinzahler, August -- Shall We Gather at the River -- "The Accusation"

  14. In Hass, James. Twentieth Century Pleasures. New York : Ecco Press, 1984. pp. 26-55.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "At the Executed Murderer's Grave" -- "Autumn Begins in Martin's Ferry, Ohio -- The Branch Will Not Break -- "A Mad Fight Song for William S. Carpenter" -- "Many of Our Waters: Variations on a Poem by a Black Child" -- "The Minneapolis Poem" -- Moments of the Italian Summer -- "On Minding One's Own Business" -- "Outside Fargo, North Dakota" -- "To the Muse"

  15. Hecht, Anthony. "From 'The Anguish of the Spirit and the Letter.'" In The Hudson Review, Vol. 12, No. 4, Winter, 1959, pp. 46-48.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- St. Judas -- "At the Slackening of the Tide" -- "A Note Left in Jimmy Leonard's Shack"

  16. Hirsch, Edward. "A Hand, a Hook, a Prayer." In The American Poetry Review, Vol. 26, No.5, September-October 1997, pp. 17-.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- Baudelaire, Charles -- Keats, John -- "At One O'Clock in the Morning ("A Une Heure du Matin") -- "The Hook" -- "The Living Hand" --

  17. Howard, Ben. "Another Shore." In Poetry, Vol. 157, No. 6, March, 1991, pp. 343-354.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- Above the River -- "Entering The Temple In Nîmes" -- "Father" -- "The Jewel" -- "The Journey" -- "Lighting a Candle for W. H. Auden" -- The Old WPA Swimming Pool in Martins Ferry, Ohio,"

  18. In Howard, Richard, ed. Preferences . New York, Viking Press, 1974. pp. 317-321.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- Ecclesiastes -- "To Flood Stage Again"

  19. In Hugo, Richard. The Real West Marginal Way: a Poet's Autobiography. New York : W.W. Norton, c1986. pp. 218-235.
    Autobiography -- Biography -- Hugo, Richard -- Wright, James

  20. In Kirsch, Adam. The Modern Element. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2008. pp. 170-173, 178-183.
    Criticism -- Poetry --

  21. Kirsch, Adam. "Primal Ear: Roethke, Wright, and the cult of authenticity. In New Yorker, Vol. 81, No. 23, August 8-15, 2005, pp. 89-92. Accessible online here.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- Roethke, Theodore -- Wright, James -- "Root Cellar" -- "The Lost Son" -- “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota”

  22. In Kuzma, Greg, ed. Book of Rereadings, Vol. 2. Lincoln, Neb. ; Crete, Neb. : Pebble and the Best Cellar Press, 2008. pp. 196-210.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "A Christmas Greeting" -- "Speak"

  23. In Lacey, Paul A. The Inner War : Contemporary Poets in Review. Philadelphia, Fortress Press, 1972. pp. 57-81.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "The Angel" -- "At The Executed Murderer's Grave" -- "Beginnning" -- "Blue Teal's Mother" -- The Branch Will Not Break -- The Green Wall -- "Fear Is What Quickens Me -- "The Idea of the Good" -- "In Response to a Rumor that the Oldest Whorehouse in Wheeling, West Virginia, Has Been Condemned" -- "In Shame and Humiliation" -- "Living By the Red River" -- "Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota" -- "Many of Our Waters: Variations on a Poem by a Black Child" -- "The Morality of Poetry -- "Morning Hymn to a Dark Girl" -- "Saint Judas" (poem) -- Saint Judas (book) -- "A Secret Gratitude" -- Shall We Gather at the River -- "Small Frogs Killed on a Highway" -- "Speak"

  24. In Lammon, Martin, ed. Written in Water, Written in Stone. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c1996. pp. 71-79.
    Interviews --"The Idea of the Good" -- "Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota" -- "The Morality of Poetry -- "To a Blossoming Pear Tree" -- Two Citizens

  25. Mcclatchy, J.D. "'Sitting Her Strangely, On Top of the Sunlight'." In The New York Times Book Review. VII, 22, June 17, 1990, pp 1-.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- Above the River -- "Sitting Her Strangely, On Top of the Sunlight"

  26. In Malkoff, Karl. Crowell's Handboook of Contemporary Poetry. New York, Crowell, 1973. pp. 331-338.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "As I Step Over a Puddle at the End of Winter" -- "At the Executed Murderer's Grave" -- "Fear Is What Quickens Me" "Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota" -- "Many of Our Waters" -- "Northern Pike" -- "Old Age Composition" -- "A Secret Gratitude"

  27. Mazzaro, Jerome. "Light Flesh Singing Lightly: James Wright's Final Manuscripts." In Hudson Review, Vol. 36, No. 3, Autumn, 1983, pp. 593-600.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- Collected Prose -- The Pure Clear Word -- This Journey

  28. In Mills, Ralph J. Essays on Poetry. Normal, Ill., Dalkey Archive Press, 2003. pp. 222-237.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "A Blessing" -- "A Dream of Burial -- "At the Executed Murderer's Grave" -- "Eisenhower's Visit to Franco, 1959 -- "Fear Is What Quickens Me -- "The Morality of Poetry" -- "On the Skeleton of a Hound" -- "Saint Judas"

  29. Pink, David. "Wright's 'A Blessing,'." In The Explicator, Vol. 54. No. 1, Fall 1995, pp. 44-45.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "A Blessing"

  30. Serchuk, Peter. "James Wright: The Art of Survival." In Hudson Review, Vol. 31, No. 3, Autumn, 1978, pp. 548-550.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- To a Blossoming Pear Tree

  31. Stein, Kevin. "A Dark River of Labor': Work and Workers in James Wright's Poetry." In The American Poetry Review, Vol. 22, No.6, November-December 1993, p49-54.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- Amenities of Stone -- "Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio" -- "The Continental Can Company At Six O'Clock" -- "The Flying Eagles of Troop 62" -- "Honey" -- "The Old WPA Swimming Pool in Martins Ferry, Ohio," -- "Prayer to the Good Poet" -- "The Sumac in Ohio," -- "Willy Lyons" -- Work

  32. Spendal, R.J. "Review of "Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota'." In The Explicator, Vol. 34, No. 9, Item 64, May 1976.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota."

  33. In Stepanchev, Stephen. American Poetry Since 1945. New York, Harper & Row, 1965. pp. 180-185, plus see index.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "A Dream of Burial"-- "A Poem About George Doty in the Death House"

  34. Stitt, Peter. "James Wright: The Garden and the Grime." In Kenyon Review, New Series, Vol. 6, No. 2, Spring 1984, pp. 76-91.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- Shall We Gather at the River -- This Journey --

  35. Stuttaford, Genevieve. "Above the River: the Complete Poems." In Publishers Weekly, Vol. 237, No. 14, April 6, 1990), pg. 109.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- Above the River

  36. Tavel, Adam. "'For nothing in my arms': an exploration of Wright's Saint Judas." In The Explicator, Vol. 66, No.2 Winter 2008, pg. 111.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "Saint Judas"

  37. Toole,, William B., III. "Wright's 'At the Slackening of the Tide'." In The Explicator. Volume 22, No.4, Dec. 1963, pg. 29.
    Criticism -- Poetry -- "At the Slackening of the Tide" --

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