Deepstep Come Shining

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Copper Canyon Press, 1998 - Poetry - 111 pages
Rebellious, didactic, fiercely lyrical, the poems of C. D. Wright incorporate elements of disjunction and odd juxtaposition in their exploration of unfolding context. "In my book", she has written, "poetry is a necessity of life. It is a function of poetry to locate those zones inside us that would be free, and declare them so". In her tenth volume, this critically acclaimed poet offers haunting, elegant poetry merging the mysteries of formal and linguistic experiment with traditional narrative. Whether read as individual poems or as a single suite, Deepstep Come Shining is a Southern Gothic road trip filled with vernacular speech and startling imagery. Once again Wright amply demonstrates why she is among the best poets of her generation.

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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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About the author (1998)

Wright was born and raised in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. She has published seven collections of poetry. She is on the faculty at Brown University.

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