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Franz Wright, prize-winning poet, dead at 62

NEW YORK — Franz Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet known for his concise and penetrating style and wide and powerful range of emotions, has died. He was 62.


Wright died Thursday at his home in Waltham, Massachusetts, of lung cancer, publisher Alfred A. Knopf said Friday.


Born in Vienna, Wright was the son of fellow Pulitzer winner James Wright, making them the only father and son to win in the same category.


Franz Wright was cited in 2004 for “Walking to Martha’s Vineyard.” His other collections included “God’s Silence” and the 2013 release “F,” in which he declared: “I’ve said all that / I had to say. / In writing. / I signed my name. / It’s death’s move.”