Awards & Winners

Jay Wright

Date of Birth 25-May-1935
Place of Birth Albuquerque
(United States of America, New Mexico, Bernalillo County, Area code 505)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Playwright, Poet, Essayist
Jay Wright is an African-American poet, playwright, and essayist. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he currently lives in Bradford, Vermont. Although his work is not as widely known as other American poets of his generation, it has received considerable critical acclaim. Wright's work is emblematic of what the Guyanese-British writer Wilson Harris has termed the "cross-cultural imagination."

Awards by Jay Wright

Check all the awards nominated and won by Jay Wright.


American Book Awards
Honored for : Transfigurations: Collected Poems


Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
(Lifetime Achievement Award)


L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award
Honored for : Transfigurations: Collected Poems
Lannan Literary Award for Poetry