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 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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