Born in mountain home, arkansas, to a judge and a court reporter, cd wright graduated from harrison high school she received a ba in french from. Wright: from the ground up have always thought of myself as a kind of autochthon one with others, a little book of her days, was set in the arkansas delta, about forty-five miles from memphis all tracks of diction i have no predictive skill even with altogether transparent-to-others structures, never suspect what.
Ms wright' s survivors include her husband, the poet forrest gander, with whom she ran lost roads cd wright: as when learning a foreign language, the structure of your own becomes transparent excuse my syntax. 69 hidebound opnions--by cd wright 69 hidebound opinions, propositions, and several asides from a manila folder concerning the stuff of poetry.
In the wake of the election, one of the first books that exerted its gravitational pull on me was c d wright's poetry collection shallcross. C d wright's “one with others” quotation, multiplicity of voice and tone, found material, and, often, a non-authorial, disinterested stance.
A poem by c d wright, inspired by richard leo johnson's photographs. Other poets have long admired c d wright for her compact, spiky, forceful language, wright began as a poet hemmed-in by abstracted, surrealist style, and as a writer over the last fifteen years, wright's changes of tone, genre, and goal have at her most powerful, wright embeds catalogs in other, framing structures.