One With Others - [a little book of her days]
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Honored in "Best Books of the Year" listings from The New Yorker, National Public Radio, Library Journal, and The Huffington Post.
"One With Others represents Wright's most audacious experiment yet."The New Yorker
"[A] book . . . that defies description and discovers a powerful mode of its own." National Public Radio
"[A] searing dissection of hate crimes and their malignant legacy."Booklist
Today, Gentle Reader,the sermon once again: "SegregationAfter Death." Showers in the a.m.The threat they say is moving from the east.The sheriff's club says Not now. Notnokindofhow. Not never. The children'sminds say Never waver. Airfanned by a flock of hands in the oldfuneral home where the meetingswere called [because Mrs. Oliverowned it free and clear], andthat selfsame air, sanctifiedand doomed, rent with racism, andit percolates up from the soil itself . . .
In this National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, C.D. Wright returns to her native Arkansas and examines explosive incidents grounded in the Civil Rights Movement. In her signature style, Wright interweaves oral histories, hymns, lists, interviews, newspaper accounts, and personal memoriesespecially those of her incandescent mentor, Mrs. Vittitowwith the voices of witnesses, neighbors, police, and activists. This history leaps howling off the page.
C.D. Wright has published over a dozen works of poetry and prose. Among her honors are the Griffin Poetry Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship. She teaches at Brown University and lives outside of Providence, Rhode Island.