Caribou by Charles Wright Book Review

As an amateur poetry writer, I naturally enjoy reading it. And so digging deep through dusty book piles at local used book stores and thrift shops is one of my favorite “alone time” errands.

But I don’t just stick to used and will often snoop around where ever I happen to find a book shelf. Even the local dollar store you may ask…? Indeed I will.

While shopping for cheap socks at my local Dollar Tree store location, I perused the book section. And as many times before, I was met with the usual fiction, biographies and cookbooks. And then I saw it: Charles Wright - Caribou - Poems.

Finding a poetry book in the dollar store might have happened for some, but to me - it’s like snow in Texas…. just not something you see often. So I bought it. And what a lovely collection of prose it was. A comfortable little read of 80 pages.


Naturally, I immediately researched the book itself, as well as the author, and was pleased to find Mr. Wright a very accomplished American author, with nearly 30 published works. He has penned award-winning works and also served as Poet Laureate of the United States.

This collection was certainly thought-provoking but comfortable. And I enjoyed the re-occurring theme of nature. I appreciate this book - not just as a collection of poems but how I discovered it. And I give it an enthusiastic thumbs up.

Should you fancy a copy, snag it on Amazon here. Or you could always hunt for it at your local Dollar Tree.

About the author:

Ginger Cochran is a contemporary, mixed media abstract artist, poet and Polaroid film photographer living in Denton, Texas, with her husband and two sons. 

To see more of her work, visit and Follow her on Instagram @gingercochranart.

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