James Wright Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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James Wright (James Arlington Wright)

Last Updated: 13 Dec, 2023 | Views: 219

Age: 52

Profession: Poet

Other Profession(s): Translator

Famous For: "A Blessing"; The Branch Will Not Break

Higher Education: Graduated

James Wright Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
13 Dec, 1927 (52 Years 03 Months 12 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District
Martins Ferry

Birth Sign


Died on
25 Mar, 1980

Cause of Death
Tongue Cancer

James Wright Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
James Arlington Wright, an American poet, was born on December 13, 1927, and died on March 25, 1980. He wrote poetry. A glass factory employed his father, and a laundry employed his mother. There was no education beyond the eighth grade for either parent. As a result of a nervous breakdown in 1943, Wright graduated high school a year late, in 1946.
As a high school graduate, Wright enlisted in the "U.S. Army" and fought against the Japanese occupation.
James Arlington Wright studied with John Crowe Ransom at Kenyon College on the GI Bill following his discharge and published poems in the Kenyon Review following his graduation.
James Arlington Wright first gained recognition with The Green Wall, a collection of formalist verse awarded the Yale Younger Poets Prize in 1956.
1963: Eventually, The Branch Will Not Break, his seminal work, brought his transformation to its maximum expression.
In 2004: Franz Wright won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry alongside his father. 
1979: The tongue cancer that struck Wright in 1979 was the result of a lifelong habit of smoking.
1972: Pulitzer Prize for Collected Poems 
Other works:
1957: The Green Wall
1959: Saint Judas
1963: The Branch Will Not Break
1963: Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry


James Wright Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 172 cm
In Meters 1.72 m
In feet Inches 5'8"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 Kg
In Pounds 165 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

James Wright Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Dudley Wright

Mother's Name
Jessie Lyons Wright

Edith Ann Runk, Liberty Kardules

Mary Wright, Jane Wright

Franz Wright

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