"C.D. Wright belongs to a school of exactly one."-The New York Times Book Review
"Wright braids some of her most personal and intimate poetry to date with an extended meditation on the consequences of America's contemporary stance toward other countries."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"C.D. Wright has an uncanny and characteristic reverence for both the vernacular and the esoteric, which leads to riveting and rare depictions of American culture. . . . It's been a while since I read an entire book of poetry in rapture. After finishing Rising, Falling, Hovering, I was reminded of why I love the medium, what it can do."-The Stranger (Seattle)
Deeply personal and politically ferocious, Rising, Falling, Hovering addresses the commonly felt crises of our times-from illegal immigration and the specific consequences of empire-building to the challenges of parenting and the honesty required of human relationships.
About the other night I know you are sorry I am sorry too We were tired Me
and my open-shut-case mouth You and your clockwork disciplines And I know it is
too far to go But we can't leave it to the forces to rub out the color of the world
C.D. Wright is the author of a dozen collections of poetry and prose. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Wright is a professor of English at Brown University and lives outside Providence, Rhode Island.