One with Others a little book of her days summary ✓ 8

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One with Others a little book of her days summary ✓ 8 î Wright belongs to a school of exactly one— The New York Times Book ReviewWright has found a way to wed fragments of an iconic America to a luminously strange idiom eerie as a tin whistle— The New YorkerInvestigative journalism is the poet's realm when CD Wright retEntor Mrs Vititow with the voices of witnesses neighbors police activists and black students who were rounded up and detained in an empty public swimming pool This history leaps howling off the page I can walk down the highway unarmedScott Bond born a slave becamea millionaire Wouldn't you like to run wildRun free The Very Reverend Al Greenhailed from here Sonny Liston a few miles westSand Slough Head hardenedon hickory sticksThe cool water is for white the sun heated for blackTh. I really liked this people have been raving about CD Wright for years and I've been only a grudging believer; I liked Deepstep but felt mystified than pleased by it This one though I can pretty whole heartedly endorseIt's another one of those weird books of poems that are prose than verse or so it seems in a lot of spots But what the book really is to sidestep the genre conversation at least a little is an act of collage probably re casting existing accounts performing new journalism writing short lyrics etc to give a portrait of civil rights and one white woman's place in the movement It is moving and not only in the rah rah eyes on the prize way; V the woman at the center of the book seems to have really suffered or at least been displaced for her actions and that is interesting to watch in the book's chronologically later scenes in B'lynIt's true that the book is award bait given it's author format and subject matter and it's been duly rewarded for that But I think it's a serious book in spite of the acclaim and I really found it approachable without pandering If I had a uibble it's that the stories here feel rather hermetic the collage pieces are so complete and historically specific they don't allow me to enter them fully as a reader But maybe that's a failure of my reading Still a great book

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Wright belongs to a school of exactly one The New York Times Book ReviewWright has found a way to wed fragments of an iconic America to a luminously strange idiom eerie as a tin whistle The New YorkerInvestigative journalism is the poet's realm when CD Wright returns to her native Arkansas and examines an explosive incident from the Civil Rights movement Wright interweaves oral histories hymns lists newspaper accounts and personal memories especially those of her incandescent m. Stunning Echoes the ghosts of history Unfortunately still relevant as long as we refuse the dignity of darker brothers as long as hate attempts to reassert itself Particularly moving for me since much of my formative years were spent in Wright’s hometown and though younger than she I know all too well the false supremacy and mindless fear she exposes Gone from us too soon Wright is a prophet

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One with Others a little book of her daysIs chair is not for you N word it is for the white buttockThis textbook is nearly new is not for you N wordThis plot of ground does not hold black bonesToday the sermon once again Segregation After DeathCD Wright has published a dozen books of poetry and prose including the recent volumes One Big Self An Investigation and Rising Falling Hovering which received the Griffin Poetry Award A MacArthur Fellow Wright teaches at Brown University and lives outside Providence Rhode Island. I used all of my lifeI'm small I just take care of the smallThe world is not ineluctably finished though the watchfires have been dousedShe could have buried her feelings like power linesYou forfeit the only life you know or go to your grave with the song curdled inside you