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Robert Wrigley

Author of Reign of Snakes (Penguin Poets)

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Robert Wrigley has become one of his generation's most accomplished poets, renowned for his irony, power, and lucid style and for his ability to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Like its namesake-Robert Burton's seventeenth-century examination of human thought's and emotions-Wrigley's new collection means to examine our world through the lens or melancholia. From imagined memorials to the war dead to insomniac chickens; from Descartes' lost daughter to a dreaming tree; from King Kong to Rush Limbaugh; and from Anna Karenina to a man named Lucy Doolin (short for Lucifer), these are poems that elegize and celebrate that most beautiful, exasperating, joyous, miserable, and perfectly imperfect of all creatures-the human being.
— biography from Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems (Poets, Penguin)
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Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (Contributor) 705 copies, 9 reviews
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Contributor) 334 copies, 9 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2006 (Contributor) 190 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2003 (Contributor) 165 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 2014 (Contributor) 69 copies
The Best American Poetry 2020 (Contributor) 32 copies, 1 review
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