Deepstep Come Shining

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Copper Canyon Press, 1998 - Poetry - 111 pages
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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.
 

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DEEPSTEP COME SHINING

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This Arkansas-born Brown professor has written numerous books of verse and has also collaborated on multimedia exhibits about her native state, which shows in this unusual verse novel, an unholy ... Read full review

creepy, but good

User Review  - Bobsyouruncle - Borders

In this work, Wright captures the experience of a Southern road trip exploring a persistent motif of eyes, sight, and elements of Voodoo-like ritual. The form shifting style breaks the longer piece ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
19
Section 3
29
Section 4
35
Section 5
47
Section 6
55
Section 7
75
Section 8
93
Section 9
107
Section 10
109
Section 11
111
Section 12
112
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About the author (1998)

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.

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