Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: Upon her death March 27

at the age of 82, Adrienne Rich, the most far-reaching and influential poet of her generation, left behind a formidable body of work that transformed culture and society and stands as a powerful record of our time. In each of her volumes she continually challenged and reinvented what the poem could do, artfully and brilliantly wrestling with the "timbre and phrasing of a poetic line" to "capture and release voices," as she explained in her last interview in the Paris Review.

from Publishers Weekly: A Tribute to Adrienne Rich
then Religion Dispatches: "Split at the Root": Adrienne Rich and (Religious) Identity
then The Guardian: Our hero: Adrienne Rich


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