Franz Wright

Franz Wright was an Austrian poet who spent most of his life in the United States. His collections of poetry include God’s Silence and Walking to Martha’s Vineyard. The latter won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize.


‘Alcohol’ by Franz Wright is a moving poem that explores the complexities of addiction. It’s told from the perspective of alcohol, addressing someone who is addicted to the substance.

Alcohol by Franz Wright Visual Representation