Obscurity and Legacy
by C. D. Wright • from ShallCross • Copper Canyon Press
C. D. Wright
C.D. Wright (1949-2016) published over a dozen works of poetry and prose, including the recent volumes One With Others, which was nominated for a National Book Award, One Big Self: An Investigation, and Rising Falling Hovering.
Pushing the boundaries of genre, language, and poetic populism, ShallCross showcases a singular voice that navigates a rigorous space between journalistic activism, stunning narrative, sociopolitical outrage, and erotic lyricism.
Pascale Petit, Ian Duhig,
Rachael Boast, & more.
a single poem
Deadline: July 15th
Poetry & Fiction Workshops
"Dionysus, for me, is the most attractive of all the gods in the Greek pantheon. He's the trickster god and the equivalent to the North American Coyote, or the Scandinavian Loki. He is a protean figure, always transforming himself into other things; more protean than Proteus, in fact. He is the most volatile of all the gods, the youngest god in the pantheon, and the most intriguing, I think. So I've been following his progress and trying to write about him for quite a few years." —Robin Robertson
- Håkan Sandell, tr. Bill Coyle
- James Brasfield
- Clare MacQueen
- Dan Gilmore
- Orit Gidali, tr. Marcela Sulak
- Susan Cohen
- William Reichard
- Thomas Zemsky
- Jeremy Paden
- Jenny Drai
- Russel Swensen
- Cynthia Manick
- Kristy Bowen
- Anthony Costello
- Joseph Hutchison
- Maria Mazziotti Gillan
- Professor Arturo
Audio recordings of events in our Readings & Conversations and In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series are available via podcast generally within one week of the event. Selected past Lannan events are also being released periodically in audio and/or video format. We also have rare video interviews with people such as Peter Reading and John Berger.
Ted Kooser presents Alberto Ríos's "One Thursday Afternoon: Magdalena, Sonora, 1939."
Carol Rumens introduces Iain Crichton Smith's "Neighbour."
Kathleen Graber reviews The Darkening Trapeze, by Larry Levis.
Frank McNally on Robert Graves.
Kate Kellaway reviews Alice Oswald's Falling Awake.
Scott Silsbe reviews The Darkening Trapeze, a book of previously uncollected poems by Larry Levis, edited by David St. John.
Alex Dueben interviews Morgan Parker.
Centres of Cataclysm: Celebrating Fifty Years of Modern Poetry in Translation reviewed by Sean O'Brien.
Michael Magras on Ben Lerner's The Hatred of Poetry.
Brandon Kreitler on Ben Lerner's The Hatred of Poetry.
Becca Rothfeld on Ben Lerner's The Hatred of Poetry.
Israeli Defense Minister compares Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish to Hitler.
Claire Armistead profiles Alice Oswald. MORE