Carolyn Wright is an influential American poet who teaches at Brown University and has been the recipient of such accolades as a Guggenheim Fellowship, MacArthur Fellowship, and has been the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island. She has published 14 books since 1977 and as one follows her career, they can read from her pages the evolution of her poetry in content and style.
SoR: While much of your poetry has a sense of where you came from, what inspires you to write, and especially poetry as the medium of choice?
“Is the woman in the pool of light
really reading or just staring
at what is written...”
- made me think about the reader-writer relationship. What do you feel is the responsibility of the poet to the reader and vice versa, the reader to the poet?