What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics (Expanded Edition)
America's enduring poet of conscience reflects on the proven and potential role of poetry in contemporary politics and life.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."
Moment of proof
History stops for no one
The transgressor mother
A communal poetry
The distance between language and violence
Not how to write poetry but wherefore
A poets education
The space for poetry
How does a poet put bread on the table?
The hermits scream
A leak in history
Someone is writing a poem
The real not the calendar twentyfirst century
A clearing in the imagination
What is an American life?
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