IPNHK Poet | Carolyn D. Wright

IPNHK 2011 - Carolyn D. Wright

IPNHK 2011 contributor Carolyn D. Wright (USA) (1949-2016) originally came from the Arkansas Ozarks, lived in Rhode Island and was on the faculty at Brown University. She was the author of more than a dozen books and most recently, One With Others: a little book of her days in 2010, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her 2009 book Rising, Falling, Hovering won the 2009 International Griffin Poetry Prize. With photographer Deborah Luster she published One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana, which won the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. On a fellowship for writers from the Wallace-Foundation she curated ‘Walk-in Book of Arkansas’, a multi-media exhibition that toured throughout her native state. In 2004 she was named a MacArthur Fellow and in 2005 she was given the Robert Creeley Award.

What Keeps

We live on a hillside
close to water
We eat in darkness
We sleep in the coldest
part of the house
We love in silence
We keep our poetry
Locked in a glass cabinet
some nights we stay up
passing it back and
forth
between us drinking deep

留下的東西

我們住在一座山坡上
離水很近
我們在黑暗裏進食
我們睡在房子
最冷的部分
我們在寂靜裏相愛
我們把我們的詩
鎖在一個玻璃櫃子裏
有幾晚我們一直醒著
把它來來
回回
互相傳遞
深深暢飲

(陳東飈    譯)