Visiting U of A prof wins Pulitzer

(April 7, 2004) - (Fayetteville-AP) -- The University of Arkansas boasts a Pulitzer Prize winner on campus. Franz Wright won the prestigious award for "Walking to Martha's Vineyard," a collection of poems. Wright is a visiting professor this semester at the Fayetteville campus. Wright describes his award-winning work as the quote -- "most overtly religious book" -- he's ever written. U-A creative writing program director Donald Hays invited Wright to the university in January for a semester-long appointment. At the end of this month, when he finishes teaching a graduate poetry workshop, he will return to Boston, where he volunteers at addiction and mental health centers as well as the Center for Grieving Children and Teenagers.