McMicken Welcomes Elliston Poet-in-Residence C.D. Wright

We are pleased to welcome

C.D. Wright

to campus this quarter as this year's Elliston Poet-in-Residence. Ms. Wright will be in residence the entire month of May, during which time she will teach a poetry workshop and give three public presentations of her work.

Ms. Wright was born and raised in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. She has published ten collections of poetry, including

Deepstep Come Shining

(Copper Canyon, 1998),


(Ecco Press, 1996), and most recently,

Steal Away: Selected and New Poems

(Copper Canyon, 2002).

String Light

(University of Georgia Press, 1991) won the 1992 Poetry Center Book Award given by the San Francisco State University. She has received the Witter Bynner Prize for Poetry from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Bunting Institute. She teaches at Brown University, where she also co-edits, with her husband, the poet Forrest Gander, Lost Roads Press.


Poetry Reading

Tuesday, May 11, 8:00 p.m.

127 McMicken Hall

Elliston Lecture

Thursday, May 20, 8:00 p.m.

Elliston Room

Elliston Lecture

Tuesday, May 25, 8:00 p.m.

Elliston Room

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