Making the Wright Connection

An Online Community for the Study of Richard Wright

A Time for New Beginnings

Posted on November 28, 2010 | No Comments

November 28, 2010 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Richard Wright’s death, bringing to closure the celebration of his centennial. It marks the birth, for those who demand reason and critical thought in a time of crisis, of principled readings and rereadings of Wright’s published works. If you would like to submit your own thoughts on Wright on the fiftieth anniversary of his death, please send them to

Richard Wright’s Haiku and Modernist Poetics

Posted on November 26, 2010 | No Comments

Yoshinobu HakutaniBelow you will find an audio podcast of “Richard Wright’s Haiku and Modernist Poetics,” a online seminar conducted by Yoshinobu Hakutani on November 20, 2010. The seminar was the first online seminar of the 2010 NEH-sponsored summer institute entitled Making the Wright Connection: Reading Native Son, Black Boy and Uncle Tom’s Children. Running time – 1 hour and 11 minutes.