C.D. Wright has published a dozen collections of poetry. Her most recent, "One With Others," won the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry and The Lenore Marshall Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. "Rising, Falling, Hovering" won the 2009 International Griffin Prize for Poetry. Her collaboration with photographer Deborah Luster, "One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana," was awarded the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize. "Steal Away" was on the international shortlist of the Griffin Trust Award, and "String Light" won the 1992 Poetry Center Book Award. Wright is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, the Robert Creeley Award, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the Israel J. Kapstein Professor at Brown University. "Poets & Writers" says of Wright, "She's a true original, who manages to be odd, beautiful, tough as nails, and wonderfully inventive all in the same poetic line." Funding for this event is provided by the Jackson Poetry Endowment.