Carolyn D. Wright

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Carolyn D. Wright
Born (1949-01-06)January 6, 1949
Mountain Home, Arkansas
Died January 12, 2016(2016-01-12) (aged 67)
Barrington, Rhode Island
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Memphis, University of Arkansas
Occupation Poetry
Known for MacArthur Fellowship

Carolyn D. "C. D." Wright (January 6, 1949 – January 12, 2016) was an American poet.[1] He was born in Mountain Home, Arkansas. In 1977 the publishing company founded by Frank Stanford, Lost Roads, published Wright's first collection, Room Rented by A Single Woman. In 1983 she moved to Providence, Rhode Island to teach writing at Brown University as the Israel J. Kapstein Professor of English.[2] In 2013, Wright was elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.[3]

Wright died on January 12, 2016 from cancer in Barrington, Rhode Island at the age of 67.[4]

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