C.D. Wright


C.D. Wright reads from her book "One With Others," which won a National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for both a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.



C.D. Wright reads her poem "Floating Trees" at the University of Cincinnati's Elliston Poetry Room on May 11, 2004.



C.D. Wright reads from One Big Self at The University of Chicago in 2015.


C.D. Wright reads for Bloodaxe Book's DVD-book, IN PERSON: 30 POETS. Filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce, and edited by Neil Astley.



From Brown University, three readings by C.D. Wright:

  • The Contemporary Writers Reading Series from Fall 1994

  • The Writers on Writing Reading Series from Fall 2011

  • Unspeakable Practices V: Celebratig Robert Coover, from May 2012



C.D. Wright reads her poems "Lake Echo, Dear" and "Like Something Christenberry Pictured" at the Dodge Poetry Festival in 2008



An extensive collection of recordings is available at Penn Sound, Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania



Poet C.D. Wright reads the poem "Re: Happiness, in pursuit thereof" from Rising, Falling, Hovering, winner of the 2009 International Griffin Poetry Prize.



A reading at the University of Cincinnati where C.D. Wright was poet-in-residence from 2003-2004. For individual tracks of each poem, visit The Elliston Project



C.D. Wright reads her poem "Obscurity and Legacy" at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the National Poetry Gallery commissioned 12 modern poets to reflect on the war.



From PBS: Brown University professor CD Wright weaves oral histories, news reports and interviews into her poetry. Her latest volume, "One With Others," looks back at the civil rights era in her native Arkansas. Transcript available here.



C.D. Wright reading "Like Hearing Your Name Called in a Language You Don't Understand" as part of Dear Poet, the Academy of American Poets' educational project for National Poetry Month 2015.


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C.D. Wright reads poems, and discusses Arkansas, her influences, Frank Stanford, Deepstep Come Shining, One Big Self, and more on the Irish radio show The Poetry Programme.



In this video from Poets Forum 2013, C.D. Wright speaks on the topic: Contemporary Practices of Ecopoetics, as part of Poets.org’s Poets Forum Chancellors Discussions, where celebrated poets discuss issues central to poetry today.



A Reading by Timothy Donnelly, C.D. Wright, Gabriel Gudding, Dana Levin, John Beer, Dan Beachy-Quick & Brian Teare. With a voice-over introduction by G.C. Waldrep. The reading features a dynamic range of contributors from one of the most compelling, "radical and needed" compilations of recent years: "THE ARCADIA PROJECT: NORTH AMERICAN POSTMODERN PASTORAL" (Ahsahta Press, 2012).



C.D. Wright reads for UC Berkeley's Holloway Series. October 23rd 2014.



C.D. Wright reading with Forrest Gander at the Beinecke Rare Book Room and Manuscript Library at Yale University



Recorded at Poets Forum 2014 as part of Poets.org’s Chancellors Conversations-a series of intimate talks during which the Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets examine issues central to poetry today. In this video, C.D. Wright discusses her thoughts and approaches to revision.



From Harvard University: The Woodberry Poetry Room's inaugural Fall 2014 reading brought together C.D. Wright (author of One With Others: a little book of her days, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award) and Jared Stanley (author of The Weeds and Book Made of Forest) whose deeply idiosyncratic work and evolving compendiums explore the confluences of the local and global, the individual body as it coexists with the environment, in a poetry in which something is undeniably at stake.



C.D. Wright reads a selection of excerpts from her book, "One With Others: a little book of her days" at Documentary 2015: Origins and Inventions.



C.D. Wright reads her poem “More Blues and the Abstract Truth” from Steal Away at Copper Canyon Press Studio Recording Session, Port Townsend, WA, July 16, 1999



C.D. Wright reads at the 14th annual Villanova University Literary Festival



C.D. Wright and David Wagoner read from their work in an evening presentation at the Library of Congress.



C.D. Wright reads at the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center from One with Others, for which she won a National Book Critics Circle Award.