New PDF release: Steal Away: Selected and New Poems

By C. D. Wright,C.D. Wright

Now in paperback, Steal Away presents C.D. Wright’s most sensible lyrics, narratives, prose poems, and odes with new "retablos" and a bracing vigil on incarceration. lengthy widespread as a fearless poet writing authentically erotic verse, Wright—with her Southern accessory and cinematic eye—couples strangeness with uncanny accuracy to create poems that "offer a once-and-for-all factor, opaque and revelatory, without end burning."

from "Our Dust"

You didn’t comprehend my weariness, blunders, inability,
I used to be the poet
of shadow paintings and cities with quarter-inch
phone books, of failed
roadside zoos. The poet of backyard eggs and
sharpening retailers,
jobs on the guns plant and the Maybelline
factory at the penal complex street.

"Wright has came upon the way to wed fragments of an iconic the USA to a luminously unusual idiom, eerie as a tin whistle."—The New Yorker

"Wright shrinks again from nothing."—Voice Literary Supplement

"C.D. Wright is a devastating visionary. She writes in mild. She units language on fire."—American Letters

C.D. Wright has released 9 collections of poetry and earned many awards, together with the Lannan Literary Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches at Brown college and in 1994 was once named country Poet of Rhode Island. along with her husband, Forrest Gander, she edits misplaced Roads Publishers.

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