Further Adventures with You

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In an acclaimed collection of taut, sensual poetry, award-winning poet C.D. Wright interweaves familiar, coloquial speech with strikingly inventive language, leaving each poem a distinctive entity, yet interconnected by linked metaphors and images.
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Overview

In an acclaimed collection of taut, sensual poetry, award-winning poet C.D. Wright interweaves familiar, coloquial speech with strikingly inventive language, leaving each poem a distinctive entity, yet interconnected by linked metaphors and images.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
With her opening words, Wright ( String Light ) introduces ``the body, alive, not dead but dormant.'' A few lines later, the body is asked to take off its panties. This sensual image of the would-be naked female pervades the volume, as the poet deftly uses repetition and slight variation to keep readers attentive to what might otherwise be a difficult book to follow. The work is predominantly in prose-poem form, and some of the clearest insights into Wright's process are contained within structured line breaks. Thus she looks longingly back at the old days, when bodies were naked, and insists that the same body that had refused to remove its panties ``has the right to remain naked.'' The body becomes pregnant; the moment of giving birth is hauntingly articulated: ``pressure of rock on the chest . . . tremendous fall of rock.'' Later, the nondescript voice says there was ``something about'' a country drive, a gas station, clothes found in weeds--alluding to rape and murder. While the structure of this long cyclical poem demonstrates Wright's affinities with the Language poets, her work might best be understood alongside female performance artists who direct attention to the body. Photos not seen by PW. (Dec.)
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Meet the Author

C. D. WRIGHT was born on Epiphany in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. She has published four collections of poetry, and in 1981 received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts which prompted a move to Mexico. Presently she is at work on a manuscript in prose titled The Woman Who Loved Blue Duck. With Forrest Gander she edits Lost Roads Publishers, a book press. Her obsessions are art and politics. Compulsions include conversation, dining, and flower gardening. She is on the faculty at Brown University.

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Table of Contents

foreword: hills
Nothing to Declare
Spread Rhythm
Wages Of Love
Provinces
Glowworm
Little Sisters
Vestigial Love Poem
Ancestor Figure
The Complete Birth Of The Cool
Treatment
The Spirit Hunter
Acoustics
Carla
Slag
Elements Of Night
Hotels
The Wooden Age
Lapse
Scratch Music
Illuminations
The Legend Of Hell
Kahlo
The Lesson
The Rio
This Couple
The Cinematographer’s Faro Island Log
Petition For Replenishment
One Summer
Two Hearts In A Forest
Handfasting
Further Adventures With You
On The Eve Of Our Mutually Assured Destruction
Apparent Dimensions Of Celestial Bodies

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