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Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets (Part 2) August 26, 2015: [Editor’s Note: Part 1 of “Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets” can be found here.] On Carolyn Kizer Carolyn Kizer was my poetry mentor, great friend and goddess. Here is an [...] by

Brainpickings Remembers That Time That Adrienne Rich Declined the National Medal of the Arts May 19, 2015: Adrienne Rich, who would have celebrated her eighty-fifth birthday this past Saturday, remains the only artist to refuse this honor. As Brainpickings explains, the National Medal of the Arts is [...] by

Writing towards Nobody and Every Body: National Poetry Month April 9, 2015: “It’s just typing.” (Kakie Urch) First, I’m honored to contribute anything this Month. Of National Poetry Month. At Harriet. And, admittedly I’ve been freaking out. Everything I’ve been [...] by

Confessionalism & Feminism at Coldfront September 15, 2014: Coldfront has an up essay today about Confessionalist writing rendered in feminism, beginning with Adrienne Rich for whom: “…the traditional domestic goals of a woman’s life conflicted [...] by

13 Years: Listening and Witnessing September 8, 2014: Listening to St. Louis Public Radio’s broadcast of “A Conversation about Race,” moderated by Michel Martin with the citizens of Ferguson, MO, was fascinating. The White power structure as [...] by

I Have a Pettiness to Expiate June 24, 2014: The other night, I read some of Ann Stanford’s poems at an event at the Poetry Foundation, “The Voice of Women in American Poetry.” I knew Ann Stanford (she was my teacher at California State [...] by

‘The Words Are Purposes. / The Words Are Maps': on the Social Turn in Poetry (Part 1) April 28, 2014: Contemporary social, political, and broadly historical themes have become more inescapable for me as a poet, and while they were present in my earlier work, this content now assumes a new [...] by

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 [...] 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, [...] 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 [...] by