Poet C.D. Wright was the Michener Residency Author in Fall 2009 and held a two-week workshop for poets in the MFA program. Wright’s many honors include a MacArthur “genius” grant, a Lannan Literary Award, fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and the 2009 Griffin Poetry International Prize for Rising, Falling, Hovering. She has published over a dozen other collections of poetry and prose, including Steal Away, Deepstep Come Shining, String Light, and One Big Self. She is the Israel J. Kapstein Professor of English at Brown University.