Carolyn D. Wright

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Carolyn D. Wright
Born(1949-01-06)January 6, 1949
DiedJanuary 12, 2016(2016-01-12) (aged 67)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Memphis, University of Arkansas
OccupationPoetry
Known forMacArthur 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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  1. "C.D. Wright Interview with Kent Johnson for Jacket". English.uiuc.edu. Retrieved September 18, 2011.
  2. "C. D. Wright (1949–2016) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas". www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net.
  3. Poets, Academy of American. "Academy of American Poets". poets.org.
  4. "CC.D. Wright, ex-R.I. state poet and MacArthur 'genius grant' winner, dies at 67". The Providence Journal. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2016.

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