“Living Toward That Voice”: James Wright Transfixing and Transfixed

Jonathan Blunk is the author of James Wright: A Life in Poetry, the authorized biography of the poet published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October 2017. His research for James Wright draws on more than 300 hours of interviews and archival source recordings, and he also assisted Anne Wright with editing Wright’s selected letters, A Wild Perfection (FSG, 2005). A graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, Blunk has published poems, essays, and interviews in The Georgia Review, American Poetry Review, The Nation, and Poets & Writers Magazine, among others.