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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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

Deepstep Come Shining

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Major is perhaps best known for his fiction (see All-Night Visitors, listed above), but he has been writing poetry for years. This, however, is his first collection in a decade. The unlikely images don't always work, but when they do, "his poetry is excellent." (LJ 10/1/98) 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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