Robert Wrigley

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General Information

Name: Robert Wrigley

Pen Name: None

Genres: Poetry

Born: February 27, 1951 in East St. Louis, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Robert Wrigley was orn in East St. Louis, IL., and grew up in Collinsville, a coal mining town. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wrigley taught first at Lewis-Clark Tate College in Lewiston, Idaho and has been a Professor at the University of Idaho since 1999. He has published seven books of poetry, and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including: fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Idaho Commission on the Arts.

Published Works

  • In the Bank of Beautiful Sins: Poems, Penguin, 1995
  • Reigh of Snakes, Penguin, 1999
  • Lives of the Animals, Penguin, 2003
  • Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems , Penguin, 2006
  • Beautiful Country, Penguin, 2010
  • Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems, Penguin, 2013

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Lives of the Animals (Penguin Poets)

ISBN: 014200345X
Release Date: 2003-09-30

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Literary Awards

Kingsley Tufts Award in 2000

Poets' Prize in 2006

San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Robert Wrigley on WorldCat

Robert Wrigley on Amazon


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