Steal Away



“Wright has found a way to wed fragments of an iconic America to a luminously strange idiom, eerie as a tin whistle, which she uses to evoke the haunted quality of our carnal existence—the paradox that the body is the source of language, and yet language outlasts our bodies.”
—The New Yorker

“While poetry now resides in the hinterlands, as far as many people are concerned, some writers, such as C.D. Wright, have found actual words — stripped of sentiment but suffused with feeling — for what would otherwise seem inexplicable. What more can we ask of literature?”
—Jim Schley

Steal Away: selected and new poems is an important event — a chance to examine the first part of a startling career.”

—Mark Neely


Darren Angle