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Carolyn D. Wright
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September 2007
Born (1949-01-06)January 6, 1949
Died January 12, 2016(2016-01-12) (aged 67)
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Memphis, University of Arkansas
Occupation Poetry
Known for MacArthur Fellowship

Carolyn D. "C. D." Wright (January 6, 1949 – January 12, 2016) was an American poet. He was born in Mountain Home, Arkansas. In 1977 the publishing company founded by Frank Stanford, Lost Roads, published Wright's first collection, Room Rented by A Single Woman. In 1983 she moved to Providence, Rhode Island to teach writing at Brown University as the Israel J. Kapstein Professor of English. In 2013, Wright was elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Wright died on January 12, 2016 from cancer in Barrington, Rhode Island at the age of 67.

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