Other literary forms
C. D. Wright is known principally for her poetry, but in recent volumes, her expanding line has led to a sort of prose poem that seems to morph into essay. Wright has also worked with photographer Deborah Luster (who did photography for Just Whistle), most notably in their joint project One Big Self, in which Luster’s prison photographs join with Wright’s long poem to create a portrait of the lives of the incarcerated. The work was reprinted without the photographs in 2007. Cooling Time is a sort of hybrid joining of essay, epigram, and poem, mostly offering insights into Wright’s life and poetics. Wright has also written a collection of short biographies of Arkansas writers, The Lost Roads Project: A Walk-in Book of Arkansas, published in 1994.