Carolyne Wright is an American poet and author. Currently
She teaches comparative literature at a university.
has published more than eight books and chapbooks of poetry. Her most
recent publication is the anthology Majestic
Nights: Love Poems of Bengali Women.
Her other collection includes, Seasons of Mangoes and
Brainfire, which won the Blue Lynx Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award in Poetry,
and an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Other books
include Premonitions of an Uneasy Guest, Stealing the Children, Carolyne
Wright: Greatest Hits 1975-2001; A Choice of Fidelities: Lectures and Readings
from a Writer's Life; and poetry translated from Spanish and Bengali. Wright's
honors include: the PEN/Jerard Fund Award, the Crossing Boundaries Award,
Fulbright Senior Research fellowships, a Witter Bynner Foundation Grant and a
NEA Grant in Translation, as well as a Fellowship from the Bunting Institute of
Wright's A Change of Maps, was nominated for the LA Times Book Awards, and was a finalist for the
Idaho Prize and Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of
America. It won the 2007 Independent Book Publishers Bronze Award for Poetry.