Category Archives: Rich (Adrienne)

Adrienne Rich Keeps Immigrants Human

Adrienne Rich uses poetry to keep immigrants human, which is essential under Trump.

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Trumpist Masculinity Isn’t Kind to Men

In a story which is only too timely, the Washington Post recently reported that “sexist men have psychological problems.” Adrienne Rich was talking about this over 60 years ago in poems like “The Knight.”

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Rich Reflects on Yom Kippur & Conflict

Adrienne Rich’s meditates on the meaning of Yom Kippur in light of America’s divisions and her own longing for solitude.

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Tennis Playing–and Writing–at Its Finest

David Foster Wallace’s ode to Roger Federer comes the closest to capturing his beautiful game.

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Adrienne Rich’s Final Dive

In “Diving into the Wreck” Adrienne Rich surveyed the wreckage of post-World War II relationships and charted new paths.

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