Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Robert Wrigley

This week, The Write Question presents Robert Wrigley, winner of six Pushcart Prizes. Wrigley's new collection is titled, Beautiful Country. His previous books include Lives of the Animals, winner of the Poets' Price; Reign of Snakes, which won the Kingsley Tufts Award; and In the Bank of Beautiful Sins, which was awarded the San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award.

Robert Wrigley believes that poetry can influence the world and people’s lives rather than just reside within the confines of academia. He holds that “poetry can have a redemptive function. It can look at the chaos you see and make a kind of sense of the smallest part of it.” His poems are concerned with rural Western landscapes and humankind’s place within the natural world, and he aims to “tell all the truth, but make it sing.

You can hear Chérie Newman's conversation with Robert Wrigley Thursday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. ( and 7:30 (

Find out more about Robert Wrigley and listen online at the MTPR Web site.

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