Unbound. A collection of 36 Typescript and Holograph Poems from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright, with nearly half of the poems Signed or Inscribed, along with five Autographed and Typed Letters Signed to a fellow poet. Wright, the son of poet James Wright, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for his book, *Walking to Martha’s Vineyard*, matching his father, who won the prize in the same category in 1972, and making them the only father and son to accomplish this feat. The poems in this collection were written between 1985 and 1992 during which time Franz Wright published several books. A great many of these poems were published in those books but appear here in earlier drafts with alternate verses and different titles. Several of the poems could not be identified and may be unpublished.
The accompanying letters sent to his correspondent are surprisingly genial and optimistic considering Wright’s tendency toward darker themes in his work. In them, he encourages his correspondents writing, speaks about his own love of poetry, comments on one of his father's poems, and talks about his recently gained sobriety. Nearly all the poems and letters are in near fine or better condition though a few have a bit of wear at their extremities.
A remarkable and notable collection of poetry and letters from this Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, giving new insight into his life, his relationships, and his writing process.