A Tribute to C.D. Wright at CUNY
photo by William Johnston

A Tribute to C.D. Wright at CUNY

On October 20th, Eiko performed at an event to honor the late C.D. Wright. The evening featured remembrances and readings by Lee Ann Brown, Peter Cole, Monica de la Torre, Brecht Gander, Brenda Hillman, Ben Lerner, Deborah Luster, Frances Mayes, Jane Miller, Michael Ondaatje, Brenda Shaughnessy, Arthur Sze, Jean Valentine, Anne Waldman, and Michael Wiegers. Each shared a favorite poem and a few words about C.D. Wright. Richard Leo Johnson and Toni Hall played music. Introduced by Forrest Gander,  Eiko performed in silence.

This free event was co-sponsored by the 92nd Street Y, the Academy of American Poets, The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center at CUNY, Copper Canyon Press, Poets House, and the New York University Creative Writing Program.