Milo Wright

Milo Wright was a poet, a story teller, and a true original, who struggled with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, social awkwardness, gender fluidity, and a willingness to trust that often backfired. Words were their most loyal friend. Milo, born Allegra, began reading before entering school and writing poetry and stories as soon as they figured out how to form the letters. Their poetry is filled with descriptions of these struggles as well as their amazing ability to forgive, to love people for who they were, to try again, and to hang on to hope. Milo, then going by Charlotte, graduated from Middle College at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. On this campus they found safety, a few friends, and their first writing group. This group helped Milo hone their skills and learn to speak to their audience. Another place where Milo found refuge was Trade Street in Winston-Salem, home to The Arts District that often played the role of muse. Whatever their current name of choice—Milo, Charlotte, Ravi, or Allegra—or whatever stage they were passing through, there was someone or someplace on Trade Street to share a conversation or their latest writing or to simply find inspiration for the next poem or play. During their last year, Milo had begun to assemble their writing with the hope of publication. Their life was cut short by an undetected heart defect. After their death, Milo's mother knew the book had to be completed. She searched computers, notebooks, and files for poems and drawings, adding those to what she had rescued over the years from Milo's trash. The result is this intimate compilation of poetry which spans Allegra/Milo's life.

 

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Milo's parents, Cindy and Grant Wright, have pledged all proceeds from book sales to support the arts in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Milo Writes by Milo Wright
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a.k.a. 

Charlotte Wright

Ravi Wright

Allegra Wright

Milo's parents, Cindy and Grant Wright, have pledged all proceeds from book sales to support the arts in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

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