- Erscheinungsdatum: 01.07.2013
- Verlag: Copper Canyon Press
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Now in paperback, Steal Away presents C.D. Wright's best lyrics, narratives, prose poems, and odes with new ",retablos", and a bracing vigil on incarceration. Long admired as a fearless poet writing authentically erotic verse, Wrightwith her Southern accent and cinematic eyecouples strangeness with uncanny accuracy to create poems that ",offer a once-and-for-all thing, opaque and revelatory, ceaselessly burning.",from ",Our Dust",You didn't know my weariness, error, incapacity,I was the poetof shadow work and towns with quarter-inchphone books, of failedroadside zoos. The poet of yard eggs andsharpening shops,jobs at the weapons plant and the Maybellinefactory on the penitentiary road.",Wright has found a way to wed fragments of an iconic America to a luminously strange idiom, eerie as a tin whistle.",The New Yorker",Wright shrinks back from nothing.",Voice Literary Supplement",C.D. Wright is a devastating visionary. She writes in light. She sets language on fire.",American LettersC.D. Wright has published nine collections of poetry and earned many awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches at Brown University and in 1994 was named State Poet of Rhode Island. With her husband, Forrest Gander, she edits Lost Roads Publishers.
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