Carolyne Wright & Sarah Jones
We’re glad to welcome poet, translator and teacher Carolyne Wright tonight to read from a major new collection of her work, This Dream the World: New and Selected Poems (Lost Horse Press). This Dream the World: New and Selected Poems brings together the most powerful and resonant poems of Carolyne Wright's books and chapbooks to date.
"The language of Carolyne Wright's poems is as rich, diverse, and bursting with life as the natural world of the coastal Northwest she calls home; but her home is the world, much of which she has traveled. Her poems engage that larger world and the lives of its citizens, their history, turmoil, and jeopardy. Hers is a poetry both of celebration and of sober courage."-David Axelrod.
Carolyne Wright is also a contributor to a timely new collection, Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press), edited by Grace Bauer & Julie Kane. Carolyne Wright's ground-breaking anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace, received ten Pushcart Prize nominations Her work includes nine earlier poetry volumes, five books of poetry in translation from Spanish and Bengali, and a collection of essays.
Reading with Carolyne Wright tonight is poet Sarah Jones, Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Entropy Magazine, The Normal School, New Ohio Review, Raven Chronicles, City Arts Magazine, Yes, Poetry, and many other places.