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What Is Found There : Notebooks on Poetry and Politics - Adrienne Rich

What Is Found There

Notebooks on Poetry and Politics

Paperback Published: 17th October 2003
ISBN: 9780393312461
Number Of Pages: 352

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Through journals, letters, dreams, and close readings of the work of many poets, Adrienne Rich reflects on how poetry and politics enter and impinge on American life. This expanded edition includes a new preface by the author as well as her post-9/11 "Six Meditations in Place of a Lecture."

"Simultaneously poetry anthology, exercise in reflection, social and cultural diagnosis, poet's creed...this is a book of wisdom...more resonant with each rereading." -- New York Times Book Review "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." -- Boston Globe "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

Jacob and the angel (2003)
Preface (1993)
Woman and birdp. 3
Voices from the airp. 9
"What would we create?"p. 14
Dearest Arturop. 23
"Those two shelves, down there"p. 29
As if your life depended on itp. 33
The space for poetryp. 35
How does a poet put bread on the table?p. 41
The muralistp. 44
The hermit's screamp. 55
A leak in historyp. 73
Someone is writing a poemp. 84
Beginnersp. 91
The real, not the calendar, twenty-first centuryp. 102
"A clearing in the imagination"p. 107
What is an American life?p. 118
"Moment of Proof"p. 124
"History stops for no one"p. 128
The transgressor motherp. 145
A communal poetryp. 164
The distance between language and violencep. 181
Not how to write poetry, but whereforep. 190
"Rotted names"p. 197
A poet's educationp. 206
To invent what we desirep. 214
Format and formp. 217
Tourism and promised landsp. 228
What if?p. 235
Six meditations in place of a lecturep. 251
Notesp. 275
Acknowledgmentsp. 297
Permissions Acknowledgmentsp. 299
Indexp. 307
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ISBN: 9780393312461
ISBN-10: 0393312461
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 17th October 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.18 x 13.87  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1