Many many years ago, while I was in law school, I took a poetry workshop with Charles Wright. He was already a well-known poet then, and he's subsequently won the Pulitzer Prize and many other awards. In addition to being a superb poet (the critic Helen Vendler recently described him as one of America's major poets) and a true gentlemen, he's also quite funny. Here is a little interview culled from a conversation I had with him a few months ago: skeel-charles-wright-interview.pdf
Here's a bit of information about Wright and one of his poems.