Criticism 


 
 

Casting Deep Shade from Publishers Weekly

ShallCross review by Craig Morgan Teicher for the LA Times

ShallCross review from Publishers Weekly

ShallCross review by Laverne Frith for the New York Journal of Books

ShallCross review by Celia Bland for TaraPaulinsky.com

For Wright, poetry ‘brings forth possibility, ‘the greatest good.’
— Harris Feinsod

The Poet, The Lion review by Harris Feinsold for The Iowa Review

The Poet, The Lion review from Publishers Weekly

The Poet, The Lion review by Daisy Fried for The New York Times

The Poet, The Lion review by Ron Slate for On the Seawall

The Poet, The Lion review by Martha Ronk for Constant Critic

The Poet, The Lion review by Ariana Reynes for Bomb

One with Others review from Publishers Weekly

One with Others review: “Southern Discomfort” by Dan Chiasson in The New Yorker

Thankfully, we have writers like C.D. Wright to helps us see the world for both what it is and what it could be, and the account of a woman like V to let us know the great courage that is available to us all.
— Jessica Jacobs

One with Others review: “Just to Act was the Glorious Thing” by Jessica Jacobs for Sycamore Review

Rising, Falling, Hovering review by Joel Brouwer for The New York Times

Rising, Falling, Hovering review by Anis Shivani for Adirondack Press

One Big Self review from Publishers Weekly

One Big Self review by Peter Gizzi for Rain Taxi

“Poesía documental y crítica social aunadas en ‘Un gran ser’, de C.D. Wright” by Pilar Fraile Amador for Tendencias Literarias

Like Something Flying Backwards review by Vesna Goldsworthy for The Guardian

Cooling Time review from Publishers Weekly

Selected from over 20 years of twangy, cantankerous, and ecstatic occasional writing, C.D. Wright’s first book of (mostly) nonfiction prose testifies to the poet’s belief that ‘Poetry seems especially like nothing else so much as itself. Poetry is not like, it is the very lining of the inner life.’
— Brian Teare

Cooling Time review by Brian Teare in Boston Review

Cooling Time review by Jeffrey Galbraith for Harvard Review

Steal Away review from The New Yorker Magazine

Steal Away review by Jim Schley for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steal Away review by Mark Neely for Jacket 22

Steal Away review from Publishers Weekly

Deepstep Come Shining review from Kirkus

Deepstep Come Shining review by Mark Nowak for Rain Taxi

Expertly elliptical phrasings, and an uncounterfeitable, generous feel for real people, bodies and places, have lately made Wright one of America’s oddest, best and most appealing poets.
— Publishers Weekly