Carolyn D. Wright
Carolyn D. Wright Poems
- Tours A girl on the stairs listens to her father Beat up her...
- Personals Some nights I sleep with my dress on. My teeth are...
- Approximately Forever She was changing on the inside it was ...
- Alla Breve Loving Three people drinking out of the bottle in...
- from One With Others People study the dingy chenille clouds ...
- Imaginary Hollywood The set was on when she fell asleep In ...
- Imaginary Rope The visitor woke early as visitors are ...
Carolyn D. "C. D." Wright (born January 6, 1949) is an American poet.
C. D. Wright was born in Mountain Home, Arkansas to a chancery judge and a court reporter. She earned a BA in French from Memphis State College (now the University of Memphis) in 1971 and briefly attended law school before leaving to pursue an MFA from the University of Arkansas, which she received in 1976. Her poetry thesis was titled Alla Breve Loving. In 1977 the publishing company founded by Frank Stanford, Lost Roads, published Wright's first collection, Room Rented by A Single Woman. After Stanford died in 1978, Wright took over Lost Roads, continuing the mission of publishing new poets and ... more »
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A girl on the stairs listens to her father
Beat up her mother.
She comes down in her nightgown.
The piano stands there in the dark
Like a boy with an orchid.
She plays what she can
Then she turns the lamp on.
Her mother's music is spread out
On the floor like brochures.
She hears her father
Running through the leaves.
The last black key
She presses stays down, makes no sound
Someone putting their tongue where their tooth had been.