Adrienne Rich

The Takeaway

Reflections on the Life and Legacy of Adrienne Rich

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Adrienne Rich, a poet and essayist who profoundly influenced a generation of modern American writers, died yesterday at the age of 82. Rich was known as the poet of the women’s movement. Her most renowned collection, "Diving into the Wreck," was published in the midst of the feminist revolution in 1971. With us is Jan Clausen, poet and professor at Goddard College, who was profoundly influenced by Adrienne Rich.


Spinning on Air

Diving Into the Wreck

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Adrienne Rich's poem "Diving Into the Wreck" uses the vivid metaphor of underwater investigation to say something personal and universal about uncovering and recovering an understanding of truth. David Garland presents a recording of Rich reading her poem, and uses it as a starting point for a sequence of songs that also seem to address worlds underwater and the search for truth.

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Talk to Me

Talk To Me: Activist and Poet Adrienne Rich

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Poetry can be a battlefield; it can be an attic; it can be a dream. And when Adrienne Rich is involved, poetry is all these things and more. The 92nd Street Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center presented a reading by Rich.