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cento for love April 3, 2014: written for a performance with Dohee Lee and Simon Pettet on March 28, 2014 Poetry is not for the passive. It is, as Mayakovsky knew, at its very heart tendentious. Even the love poem agitates the beloved to fall in love with the poet. Like the first time I ever heard “Crazy in Love” is the only time I’ll ever understand. Once [...] by

in spite of itself (ALL PURPOSE, CRUSHED) April 1, 2014: It’s poetry month. It is also, in the United States, the month of Autism Awareness, Jazz Appreciation, Confederate History, Arab American Heritage, Child Abuse Prevention, Sexual Assault Awareness, and Financial Literacy. Autumn in the southern hemisphere and spring in the northern. Month of the diamond, second rainiest, sacred to [...] by

Happy Birthday, Adrienne Rich!! May 16, 2013: We're always happy to find the occasion to celebrate the poetry of Adrienne Rich. Our excuse today is that it's her b-day! The good folks over at brain pickings have posted Rich's 1997 letter declining the National Medal of Arts. They write: In 1997, to protest the growing monopoly of power and the government’s proposed plan to end [...] by

Lisa L. Moore on the Sister Arts of Adrienne Rich & Audre Lorde February 11, 2013: [caption id="attachment_60973" align="alignright" width="500"] Audre Lorde, Meridel Lesueur & Adrienne Rich[/caption] Assessments and reassessments of Adrienne Rich seem to be a la mode of recent. On that note, poet and scholar Lisa L. Moore has written a brilliant, exciting essay for the LA Review of Books about the relationship between [...] by

Ange Mlinko Looks at Adrienne Rich’s Later Poems: Selected and New February 4, 2013: Last week the Nation posted Ange Mlinko's review and assessment of Adrienne Rich's Later Poems: Selected and New and Rich's impact on the latest generation of feminists poets. But when it comes to compositional influence, "Impact" might be too strong a word. "Meh" might be better. Mlinko survey's Rich's career, beginning with her winning the [...] by

A Hometown Memorial for Adrienne Rich November 29, 2012: Check out this article from the Santa Cruz Sentinel. In it we learn more about Adrienne Rich and her life in the Santa Cruz community, in addition to an upcoming reading in her honor. It begins: She may have been the most prominent single artist to have ever called Santa Cruz home. But many people around town saw Adrienne Rich a bit [...] by

Audre Lorde & Adrienne Rich Marathon Reading November 16, 2012: [caption id="attachment_57084" align="alignright" width="500" caption="Photo by Kathryn Kendall."][/caption] Tomorrow from noon to midnight, this is not to be missed, for sure. A marathon reading of work by and about two legendary poets, Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich. From the Lesbian Herstory Archives website: The Lesbian Herstory [...] by

Eavan Boland Reviews Adrienne Rich November 12, 2012: Check out Eavan Boaland's review of Adrienne Rich's Later Poems Selected and New: 1971-2012 over at The New Republic. A sample: It has been a remarkable journey. Adrienne Rich began writing in a strange, charged poetic moment. Her first book, A Change of World, was published in 1951. She was twenty-two years old. In that era of [...] by

Elizabeth Willis on Adrienne Rich’s Global Poetry June 21, 2012: In the latest issue of Artforum, Elizabeth Willis writes a tribute to Adrienne Rich, detailing the scope and courage of the late poet’s work: [Rich] was a brilliant reader of surfaces, and of visual culture. Her imagination was—and is, within the present tense of her poems—sweepingly global, but it carries into the global [...] by

Remembrances of Adrienne Rich Abound March 29, 2012: "What kind of beast would turn its life into words? / What atonement is this all about? / -- and yet, writing words like these, I'm also living" (from "Love Poem VII"). Of course, there are plenty of outstanding people and places writing tributes to the sad passing of Adrienne Rich. We'd like to point to, in no particular [...] by