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Franz Wright's Death

Born (Birthday) Mar 18, 1953

Death Date May 14, 2015

Age of Death 62 years

Cause of Death Lung Cancer

Profession Poet

The poet Franz Wright died at the age of 62. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Austrian-American poet who received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Walking to Martha’s Vineyard. His other poetry collections include Kindertotenwald, God’s Silence, and The Beforelife.

His father, James Wright, was also a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. He married Elizabeth Oehlkers in 1999.



I wish my father could be around.


I write and have done so primarily for personal pleasure.


When I’m in certain moods, a conversation will start up in my head, and suddenly I’ll realize that the language has reached a very high and interesting level, and then lines and stanzas will just kind of appear, full-blown.


The poetic prose that most interests me is that of Henri Michaux.


Poetry, just because it is poetry, doesn’t mean it is some kind of magic spell.