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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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James Wright

James Wright


(p.282) James Wright
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Poet James Wright was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, across the Ohio River from Wheeling, West Virginia. His father worked at a glass factory and his mother at a laundry. The poverty of Martins Ferry, his parents’ working-class existence, and the Great Depression affected Wright, and at age sixteen he suffered a nervous breakdown. He later enlisted in the army, serving in Japan. Upon his return, he attended Kenyon College on the GI bill. There Wright studied under John Crowe Ransom and received a foundation in New Criticism, a critical approach that heavily influenced Wright’s early poetry....

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