Charles Wright, former U-Va. professor and author, is named new U.S. poet laureate

June 12, 2014 4:02 AM

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Charles Wright, former U-Va. professor and author, is named new U.S. poet laureate

Charles Wright once said, “I want to be the anonymous author.” But for 44 years this modest Southerner has been publishing poetry, and the accolades have kept arriving: a National Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Bollingen Prize.

Sorry, Charlie — more bad news: The Librarian of Congress has named Wright the next poet laureate of the United States.

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