Sixty years of poems from pioneering writer, activist, and intellectual Adrienne Rich—“the Blake of American letters” Nadine Gordimer. Adrienne rich was the singular voice of her generation, race, bringing discussions of gender, and class to the forefront of poetical discourse.
Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of PoetryW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Gilbert range from the 1960s to 2006, social justice, race, poetry, homosexuality, emphasizing Rich’s lifelong intellectual engagement and fearless prose exploration of feminism, and identity. A new york times critics’ picka career-spanning selection of the lucid, courageous, and boldly political prose of National Book Award winner Adrienne Rich.
Demonstrating the lasting brilliance of her voice and her prophetic vision, personal, Essential Essays showcases Adrienne Rich’s singular ability to unite the political, and poetical. The essays selected here by feminist scholar Sandra M.
On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose 1966-1978: Selected Prose, 1966-78W. W. Norton & Company #ad - In this collection of prose writings, one of America's foremost poets and feminist theorists reflects upon themes that have shaped her life and work. At issue are the politics of language; the uses of scholarship; and the topics of racism, and erotic, and motherhood among others called forth by Rich as "part of the effort to define a female consciousness which is political, aesthetic, history, and which refuses to be included or contained in the culture of passivity.
The Collected Poems of Audre LordeW. W. Norton & Company #ad - A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets. These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page. Adrienne rich "the first declaration of a black, lesbian feminist identity took place in these poems, and set the terms—beautifully, forcefully—for contemporary multicultural and pluralist debate.
Publishers weekly "This is an amazing collection of poetry by. Her poems are powerful, often political, always lyrical and profoundly moving. Chuckanut reader magazine "What a deep pleasure to encounter Audre Lorde's most potent genius. One of our best contemporary poets. You will welcome the sheer accessibility and the force and beauty of this volume.
The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde #ad - Out magazine.
Some of Us Did Not Die: New and Selected Essays New and and Selected EssaysCivitas Books #ad - She remains a thinker and activist who 'insists upon complexity. Reamy jansen, san francisco chronicle*Some of Us Did Not Die brings together a rich sampling of the late poet June Jordan's prose writings. Willing to venture into the most painful contradictions of American culture and politics, Jordan comes back with lyrical honesty, and wide-ranging intelligence in these accounts of her reckoning with life as a teacher, poet, activist, wit, and citizen.
. The essays in this collection, which include her last writings and span the length of her extraordinary career, reveal Jordan as an incisive analyst of the personal and public costs of remaining committed to the ideal and practice of democracy.
Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June JordanCopper Canyon Press #ad - Affordable e-book of volume honored as one of Library Journal's "Poetry Books of the Year. ".
Collected Poems: 1974-2004W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Finalist for the 2016 national book awardfinalist for the 2017 NAACP Image AwardThree decades of powerful lyric poetry from a virtuoso of the English language in one unabridged volume. Rita dove’s collected poems 1974–2004 showcases the wide-ranging diversity that earned her a Pulitzer Prize, the position of U.
S. With the “precise, singing lines” for which the Washington Post praised her, Dove “has created fresh configurations of the traditional and the experimental” Poetry magazine. The multifaceted gems of grace notes, the exquisite reinvention of greek myth in the sonnets of Mother Love, the troubling rapids of recent history in On the Bus with Rosa Parks, and the homage to America’s kaleidoscopic cultural heritage in American Smooth all celebrate Dove’s mastery of narrative context with lyrical finesse.
Collected Poems: 1974-2004 #ad - She sets the moving love story of Thomas and Beulah against the backdrop of war, industrialization, and the civil right struggles. Poet laureate, a national Humanities Medal, and a National Medal of Art. Gathering thirty years and seven books, this volume compiles Dove’s fresh reflections on adolescence in The Yellow House on the Corner and her irreverent musings in Museum.
Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and InstitutionW. W. Norton & Company #ad - She draws on personal materials, research, history, and literature to create a document of universal importance. Adrienne rich's influential and landmark investigation concerns both the experience and the institution of motherhood. The experience is her own—as a woman, and a mother—but it is an experience determined by the institution, a poet, a feminist, imposed on all women everywhere.
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks: American Poets Project #19Library of America #ad - Discover the most enduring works of legendary poet gwendolyn Brooks—the first black author to win a Pulitzer Prize—in one collectible volume"If you wanted a poem, " wrote Gwendolyn Brooks, "you only had to look out of a window. By turns compassionate, angry, and psychologically penetrating, satiric, Gwendolyn Brooks's poetry retains its power to move and surprise.
About the american poets projectelegantly designed in compact editions, and textually authoritative, printed on acid-free paper, the American Poets Project makes available the full range of the American poetic accomplishment, selected and introduced by today’s most discerning poets and critics. Starting with a street in bronzeville 1945, her epoch-making debut volume, The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks traces the full arc of her career in all its ambitious scope and unexpected stylistic shifts.
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks: American Poets Project #19 #ad - Her formal range, spirituals, as she experiments with sonnets, " writes editor Elizabeth Alexander, blues, ballads, "is most impressive, full and off-rhymes. There was material always, walking or running, fighting or screaming or singing. From the life of chicago's south side she made a forceful and passionate poetry that fused Modernist aesthetics with African-American cultural tradition, a poetry that registered the life of the streets and the upheavals of the 20th century.
. She is nothing short of a technical virtuoso. That technical virtuosity was matched by a restless curiosity about the life around her in all its explosive variety.
PoemsFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - A boston globe best poetry book of 2011this is the definitive edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, increasingly recognized as one of the greatest English-language poets of the twentieth century, loved by readers and poets alike. Bishop's poems combine humor and sadness, pain and acceptance, and observe nature and lives in perfect miniaturist close-up.
The themes central to her poetry are geography and landscape—from New England, questions of knowledge and perception, where she later lived—human connection with the natural world, to Brazil and Florida, where she grew up, and the ability or inability of form to control chaos. This new edition offers readers the opportunity to take in, entire, one of the great careers in twentiethcentury poetry.
Collected Poems: 1950-2012W. W. Norton & Company #ad - The collected works of adrienne Rich, whose poetry is "distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity" New York Times. She brought discussions of gender, race, and class to the forefront of poetical discourse, pushing formal boundaries and consistently examining both self and society.
This collected volume traces the evolution of her poetry, from her earliest work, which was formally exact and decorous, to her later work, which became increasingly radical in both its free-verse form and feminist and political content. The entire body of her poetry is on display in this vast volume, including the National Book Award–winning Diving Into the Wreck and her prize-winning Atlas of the Difficult World.
Collected Poems: 1950-2012 #ad - The collected poems of adrienne rich gathers and memorializes all of her boldly political, thoughtful, and lucid work, formally ambitious, the whole of which makes her one of the most prolific and influential poets of our time. A finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Adrienne rich was the singular voice of her generation and one of our most important American poets.