Carolyne Wright is the author of nine books of poetry, four volumes of poetry in translation from Spanish and Bengali; and a collection of essays. She lived in Chile on a Fulbright Grant during the presidency of Salvador Allende, and spent four years on fellowships in India and Bangladesh, translating Bengali women poets. After visiting positions at universities around the country, Wright returned to her native Seattle in 2005, and teaches for the Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA Program and for Seattles Richard Hugo House. A Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prizes and a Senior Editor for Lost Horse Press, she has also been a waitress, hotel maid, hospital clerk, freelance proofreader and textbook developmental editor, substitute bilingual 4th-grade teacher, and Latin America sales liaison for a biotech firm (requiring fluency in Spanish and Portuguese).
Carolyne Wright will give a Pop-Up Reading at 4pm in Northwest Art (Main Building, 3rd Floor).