Friday, January 15, 2016

Friday Poem

Poetry
Art and Environment
Edward Hessler

Poet C. D. Wright (Carolyn) died in her sleep this week. She was 67 years old.

Ben Lerner writes about her as "an utterly original American artist" in The New Yorker and Craig Morgan Teicher wrote about "her way of seeing" for National Public Radio.

Wright was the recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant and the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award. She had been a professor at Brown University for many years.

Here is a sample of her "hardheaded art...in her "own obstinate terms." The Dust was first published in The Paris Review, Winter, 1988.

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