C.D. Wright loved trees, and knew them intimately. That’s the most obvious takeaway from Casting Deep Shade, a contemplative exhibit at Brown’s Granoff Center for the Arts, which pairs Wright’s texts with photographs from friend and frequent collaborator Denny Moers. (Moers designed the covers to many of the Arkansas-born poet’s acclaimed books.) Before she died in early 2016, Wright was the recipient of many accolades – MacArthur fellow, National Book Award winner, and Poet Laureate of Rhode Island among them. Excerpts from her texts dot the gallery and line the lower wall. Her books are also on display on a poet’s desk, never before used, carved by Wright’s son Brecht Gander.
The gallery is open from 9-5, with Moers giving an artist talk at 7pm.