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F.N. Wright (b. 16 DEC ) is an American author, poet and artist. He is the author of several novels (''The Whorehouse'', 1977, ''Flight to Freedom'', 1986 and ''The Music Sluts'', 2005). Wright's art and writing have been widely published online and in print. ==Biography== ==Early Life and Education== Wright was born and raised in Mattoon, Illinois. He dropped out of school and left home at sixteen and at age seventeen enlisted in the Navy. Wright currently lives in a small trailer somewhere in the mountains of Southern California. ==Military Service== Wright enlisted in the Navy at age seventeen, serving with the Naval Amphibious Forces for four years. He is a veteran of the Quemoy-Matsu Crisis and the Vietnam War. ==Artwork== His paintings are colorful and whimsical, exploring issues of the human heart and culture. Of his artwork, Wright claims, "I am more primitive than the primitives." ==Literary Career== ==Bibliography== * ''The Whorehouse'' * ''Flight to Freedom'' * ''The Music Sluts'' * ''Piss on the Pope'', Mystery Island Publications * ''Thirteen Knights of the Apocalypse'' (anthology), ed. Bradley Mason Hamlin, Mystery Island Publications * ''Richard Brautigan: Essays on the Writings and Life'' (collection), ed. John F. Barber, McFarland, 2006. ==Select Works Online== * [http://poetrywriting.org/Sketchbook2-2Feb07/Feb07SKB_F_N_Wright_Mattoon.htm "Memories of Mattoon" (introduction)], Sketchbook (2007) ==Further Reading== ===Interviews=== * [http://poetrywriting.org/Sketchbook2-1Jan07/Klesko_Wright_Interview.htm Interview with F. N. Wright by Karina Klesko] ==External Links== * [http://www.nouspace.net/fnwright/F._N._Wright.html Artwork by F.N. Wright]
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