“Poetry is the dark side of the moon. It’s up there, and you can see the front of it. But what it is isn’t what you’re looking at. It’s behind what you’re looking at.”
- Charles Wright
Charles Wright will officially begin his role as the U.S. Poet Laureate with a reading of his work at the Library of Congress on September 25, 2014.
Wright says, “Most of my poems start with me looking out the window or sitting in the backyard as dusk comes down, and what that sort of translates into my thinking at the moment,” He continues, “We have more to say when we’re younger. We have better things to say when we’re older, not necessarily more.”
He published his latest collection, “Caribou” this year.