Charles Wright reads from Outtakes on PBS
Charles Wright is the current Poet Laureate of the United States.
Outtakes marries a selection of never-before published sestets from Charles Wright with original design from Forklift, Ohio's Eric Appleby. Reproducing Wright's original manuscript--with editor's notes intact--Appleby evokes both the emptiness and fine-grained texture of extraterrestrial space. In poems that are rueful, but never grim, we are given a meditation, a guiding of oneself consciously, gracefully, toward death.