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Seasons of Mangoes & Brainfire
Carolyne Wright

Eastern Washington University
2000 • 88 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-59766-005-1

"Carolyne Wright's latest work ignites with incandescent language, incendiary conflict."—Stephanie Painter, The Bloomsbury Review

A collection of poetry by Carolyne Wright.

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Reviews / Endorsements

"Carolyne Wright's latest work ignites with incandescent language, incendiary conflict."—Stephanie Painter, The Bloomsbury Review

"Seasons of Mangoes and Brainfire explodes into a multiple reflection on territories, culture, flesh, and mind. This surefooted narrator seems compelled to know everything our worlds are made of, every stitch and seam of the song. Imagistic perception, futuristic at times, and a keen clarity fulfill the mission of these poems: that is, to bring us an exacting passion, and insight into ourselves."—Yusef Komunyakaa, Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry

"In Seasons of Mangoes and Brainfire Carolyne Wright makes the exotic both familiar and necessary while somehow managing to make her own presence in this gorgeously imagined documentary of the human spirit equally compelling. Brilliantly seen. Passionately rendered. Here is the spirit of the international artist. Here is a book I couldn't put down."—Roger Weingarten, editor of New American Poets

"Carolyne Wright transports the reader into a mesmerizing journey of human history, wherein the victims and the victimizers capture the essence of our own inhumanity as well as the desire for meaning in a meaningless world. We become enveloped in Wright's vivid and profoundly humane language—a language of both sorrow and hope. Seasons of Mangoes and Brainfire is a true gem."—Majorie Agosín, author of At the Threshold of Memory


Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award, Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry (2001)

CAROLYNE WRIGHT has published nine books and chapbooks of poetry, a collection of essays, and four volumes of translations from Spanish and Bengali. Her latest collection is Mania Klepto: the Book of Eulene (Turning Point Books, 2011). Her previous collection, A Change of Maps (Lost Horse Press, 2006), finalist for the Idaho Prize and the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, won the 2007 IPPY Bronze Award. Seasons of Mangoes and Brainfire (2nd edition 2005) won the Blue Lynx Prize and American Book Award. Wright, a visiting writer at colleges and universities around the country, served on the Board of the AWP from 2004-2008, and moved back to her native Seattle in 2005. She teaches for the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts' Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA Program.

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