Interviewed by: H.L. Hix
Catalog Number: 19990331
Born and raised in the Arkansas Ozarks, C.D. Wright continues to capture the rhythmic patterns of this region in her poetry, even though she now teaches at Brown University in Rhode Island. Her books include String Light, which won the 1992 Poetry Center Book Award. In this interview with fellow poet, H.L. Hix, Wright talks about her work and reads from her 1998 collection, Deepstep Come Shining.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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