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C.D. Wright: Past American Voice


Interviewed by: H.L. Hix, Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20160429

We remember Arkansas native and former Rhode Island Poet Laureate C.D. Wright, who died suddenly in January 2016 at the height of her writing career. The MacArthur Fellow and National Book Critics Circle Award winner authored 17 books with two published in 2016 by Copper Canyon Press, including the posthumous April release, Shall CrossIn this Past American Voice episode compiled from two interviews in 1999 and 2009, Wright discusses and reads from a number of her works including Rising, Falling, Hovering, the book-length poem Deepstep Come Shining, the collection of memoir and essays Cooling Time, and One Big Self that features poetry and photos from Louisiana prisons. For a limited time, stream both the previous programs for free in our archives or visit our shop to find a special CD collection.

| Subject Matter: Arkansas, Ozarks, Collaboration, Photography, Rhythm | Interview Year: 1999, 2009 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, MacArthur Genius Fellow |

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