From the Shapiro Writing Center:
C.D. Wright has published over a dozen books and several book-length poems, including the critically acclaimed Deepstep Come Shining (1998). Wright’s writing has been described as experimental, Southern, socially conscious, and elliptical. As poet and critic Joel Brouwer asserts, “Wright belongs to a school of exactly one.”
Wright spent significant periods in New York and San Francisco before moving in 1983 to Rhode Island, where she teaches at Brown University. With her husband, poet Forrest Gander, she founded and ran Lost Roads Press for over 20 years. Among her honors are a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, a Robert Creeley Award, and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2013, she was elected as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. –(Excerpt from The Poetry Foundation)
Open to poetry-writing students who can commit to all 3 classes. Each class will last 2.5 hours and include one dinner. This course is not for credit. It is an extraordinary chance to work closely with a prize-winning poet. No additional fee.
To apply, please send a cover letter including expression of interest and experience as well as a sample of 3 to 4 poems to abloom[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
All applications are due by SEPTEMBER 12TH.
Classes will meet at the Shapiro Center, 167 High Street on Tuesday, Sept 23, Tuesday, Oct 14, and Tuesday, Nov 11.