Anne Wright was born in New York City and grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut. After graduating from Wheelock College in 1950 she taught for forty-two years, working with students from nursery school up to a program for young adults. She met and married James Wright in 1967 in New York City, which became their home. After James’s death in 1980, she edited the following of his books: This Journey (Vintage, 1982); Collected Prose (University of Michigan Press, 1983); The Secret Field: Selections from the Final Journals of James Wright (Logbridge-Rhodes, 1985); Above the River: The Complete Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1992); and The Delicacy and Strength of Lace: Letters Between Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright (Graywolf, 2009). The couple collaborated on a book of prose pieces, The Summers of Annie and James Wright: Sketches and Mosaics (Sheep Meadow, 1981); and Anne co-edited with Saundra Rose Maley A Wild Perfection: The Selected Letters of James Wright (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005).