With 13 collections under her belt, Wright is no lightweight in the poetry arena. Her most recent collection, “Rising, Falling, Hovering,” was the international winner of the ninth annual Griffin Poetry Prize and has been aptly described as poetry that “reminds us what poetry is for.”          

Wright’s collaboration with photographer Deborah Luster, “One Big Self,” received a Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies. Wright has also received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation, among other honors.        

Wright was born and raised in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. She is currently the Israel J. Kapstein Professor of English at Brown University and lives near Providence, R.I.

Opening for Wright is the the 2009 ALL CITY All Star Poetry Slam Team DeAndre Hill, Daniel Richard, Taylor James, Christin Rankins, Chase Chenevert and Myeshia Carter.        

For more information, please contact Christopher Shipman, LSU English instructor, at 225-578-3821 or

C D Wright

LSU Readers & Writers and School of Art Present C.D. Wright and the ALL CITY All Star Slam Team

Sunday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. Old State Capitol, 100 North Blvd. in Baton Rouge.