In her tenth book, this critically acclaimed poet offers haunting, elegant poetry which merges the mysteries of formal and linguistic experiment with traditional narrative. Whether read as individual poems, or as a larger suite, Deepstep Come Shining is a sensuous, Southern Gothic road trip filled with vernacular speech and startling imagery.
C.D. Wright, a Professor of English at Brown University, is the author of eleven books of poetry, as well as several collaborative works with photographer Deborah Luster, most recently One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana. She has earned fellowships from the MacArthur and Guggenheim foundations, and is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Award. She lives in Rhode Island.