What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics Paperback – 27 Oct 1994
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"The clear-cyed depth and the visionary stretch of these notes bespeak an irresistible, prophetic intelligence and a huge heart wrestling with the transformative power of poetry up against the needs of an emerging new world.
Simultaneously poetry anthology, exercise in reflection, social and cultural diagnosis, poet's creed...this is a book of wisdom...more resonant with each rereading. "
Essential reading for writers and readers of poetry and for anyone interested in the current debates on art and politics...and the spiritual and moral power of literature. "
The clear-eyed depth and the visionary stretch of these notes bespeak an irresistible, prophetic intelligence and a huge heart wrestling with the transformative power of poetry up against the needs of an emerging new world. --June Jordan"
About the Author
Widely read, widely anthologized, widely interviewed, and widely taught, Adrienne Rich (1929-2012) was for decades among the most influential writers of the feminist movement and one of the best-known American public intellectuals. She wrote two dozen volumes of poetry and more than a half-dozen of prose. Her constellation of honors includes a National Book Award for poetry for Tonight, No Poetry Will Serve, a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant in 1994, and a National Book Award for poetry in 1974 for Diving Into the Wreck. That volume, published in 1973, is considered her masterwork. Ms. Rich's other volumes of poetry include The Dream of a Common Language, A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far, An Atlas of the Difficult World, The School Among the Ruins, and Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth. Her prose includes the essay collections On Lies, Secrets, and Silence; Blood, Bread, and Poetry; an influential essay, "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence," and the nonfiction book Of Woman Born, which examines the institution of motherhood as a socio-historic construct. In 2006, Rich was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation. In 2010, she was honored with The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry's Lifetime Recognition Award.
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Work to read and live by. I miss you ...
on 25 February 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Work to read and live by. I miss you, Adrienne, but here's your voice forever. Teacher, literary mother, wise woman.
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on 14 April 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
Poetry illumines human spirits and inspires action. I'm still browsing, for each essay is rich and thought-provoking. The notebook presents literature and literary criticism as avenues for needed social change, through affirmation of exquisite experience of life in specific areas of America's cultures.
on 4 July 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
A wonderful introduction to poetry, hers and that of others.
Provocative and Challenging
on 16 September 2013 - Published on Amazon.com
If you are a fan of Adrienne Rich, then this is a must-read. She explores life and struggle through the medium of prose and poetry.
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Style and Substance
on 21 June 2000 - Published on Amazon.com
Rich's collection of essays on poetry, WHAT IS FOUND THERE, is a superb tapestry of provocative, incisive, and relevant ruminations on poetry. What I really liked about this book is Rich's ability to connect poetry to one's everyday life, not describing it as something to be read by an elite, educated few.() Still, this book moved me and, as a student of poetry, I am inspired and hopeful that poetry and the discussion of it still thrives, contrary to many predictions.
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