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You Go to Jail, I Go Ya’ Bond

In her poetry book, One Big Self, CD Wright explores her experiences visiting Louisiana prisons, including Angola, with a photographer friend. I heard Wright read from the book at an AWP conference nearly ten years ago – she was a stark contrast to the poet and Rumi translator, Coleman Barks, who gave a charismatic and jocular reading before her – and the paralyzing nature of her work prompted me to buy the book and read it almost immediately. The heartbreaking content within her sprawling, fragmented poems – reading lines like… Read more You Go to Jail, I Go Ya’ Bond