This Dream the World: New and Selected Poems brings together the most powerful and resonant poems of Carolyne Wright's books and chapbooks to date. About the range of Wright's work, poet David Axelrod has written, "The language of Carolyne Wright's poems is as rich, diverse, and bursting with life as the natural world of the coastal Northwest she calls home; but her home is the world, much of which she has traveled. Her poems engage that larger world and the lives of its citizens, their history, turmoil, and jeopardy. Hers is a poetry both of celebration and of sober courage."
Carolyne Wright's ground-breaking anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace, received ten Pushcart Prize nominations and was a finalist in the ForeWord Review's Book of the Year Awards. She has nine earlier poetry volumes, five books of poetry in translation from Spanish and Bengali, and a collection of essays. She has received Fulbright, NEA, 4Culture, and Seattle Arts Commission fellowships.