January 30–31, 2014
National Book Award winner C.D. Wright visits the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery for a reading from her book One Big Self, and a discussion with Prison Obscura curator Pete Brook.
Tom Devaney, English (Haverford)
- New and Selected Poems by C.D. Wright
Magill Library, Philips Wing
Thursday, January 30th
- POET OBSCURA || Crosslisted Conversation with Poet C.D. Wright and Curator Pete Brook
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
Friday, January 31st
C.D. Wright was born and raised in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. She has published over a dozen books, including Rising, Falling, Hovering, Like Something Flying Backwards: New and Selected Poems, and a text edition of One Big Self: An Investigation, focused on Louisiana inmates. As a professor of Literary Arts at Brown University, C.D. was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry in March 2011 for her most recent title, One With Others: [a little book of her days], which was also a finalist for the National Book Award and was selected as winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Her honors include awards from the Wallace Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts as well as the Lannan Literary Award. In 2004 Wright was named a MacArthur Fellow; in 2005 she was given the Robert Creeley Award, and elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2009,Rising, Falling, Hovering won the International Griffin Poetry Prize.