Kirby Wright

Kirby Wright
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  • Member Since
    November 28th, 2010
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    United States of America
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  • School 1
    Punahou High School (Honol ...
  • School 2
    University of Hawaii (Hono ...
  • School 3
    UC-San Diego (received BA ...
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    San Francisco State Univer ...

Interests

travel, turtles, writing, cooking

About Me

Kirby Wright was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu and the University of California at San Diego. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Wright has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and is a past recipient of the Ann Fields Poetry Prize, the Academy of American Poets Award, the Browning Society Award for Dramatic Monologue, and Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellowships in Poetry and The Novel. BEFORE THE CITY, his first book of poetry, took First Place at the 2003 San Diego Book Awards. Wright is also the author of the companion novels PUNAHOU BLUES and MOLOKA’I NUI AHINA, both set in Hawaii. He was a Visiting Fellow at the 2009 International Writers Conference in Hong Kong, where he represented the Pacific Rim region of Hawaii and lectured with poet Gary Snyder. He was also a Visting Writer at the 2010 Martha’s Vineyard Writers Residency in Edgartown, Mass.

Life Philosophy

Now is history as fast as the mind remembers.

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