C. D. Wright

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C. D. Wright published ten volumes of poetry including Steal Away: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon, 2002); Deepstep Come Shining (1998); Tremble (1996); Just Whistle (1993); String Light (1991), winner of the Poetry Center Book Award; Further Adventures with You (1986); and Translation of the Gospel Back into Tongues (1981). Wright most recently published, in collaboration with photographer Deborah Luster, One Big Self, a portrait book of prisoners in Louisiana, giving voice to their isolation, heartache, and individualism (Twin Palms Publishers, 2003). She won numerous honors including a Whiting Award, the Witter Bynner Prize, a Lannan Foundation grant, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Bunting Institute, and a five-year post as State Poet of Rhode Island. With poet Forrest Gander she edits Lost Roads Publishers. Wright holds the Israel J. Kapstein chair of English at Brown University.

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