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Tag Archives | Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich passes away at 82

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I studied Adrienne Rich as part of my second year literature course at Rhodes, her work part of the contemporary American poetry module. Her poetry, beautifully described by The New York Times as “distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity”, was met with resistance by many students, male and female. She […]

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Finalists of National Book Award 2011 Announced!

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The finalists for the four categories in the National Book Award have just been announced! In the fiction category we see the 2011 Orange Prize winner The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obrecht, a likely winner for this prestigious award. In the Poetry category we see the familiar Adrienne Rich, one of America’s foremost feminist poets, with her collection […]

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