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Adrienne Rich

Trump And The Triumph Of Feminism

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 11.04.2016 | Women
Robert S. McElvaine

Outlandish as it seems to say now, the time may soon come when women will be grateful for the all-out misogynistic campaign that Donald J. Trump has run.

On Intersectional Queer Poetics

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 04.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Calling forth an identity -- speaking as a lesbian, as a femme lesbian, as a Jew, as a feminist, as a woman, as a person committed to social justice, as a queer -- requires imagination and courage. Identities name each of us individually and call to others to share in how we understand ourselves in the world.

Sinister Wisdom and the Legacy of Adrienne Rich

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

The death of Adrienne Rich on March 27, 2012, filled me with grief and a profound sense of loss. It took a few months before I could contemplate a tribute issue, but I knew immediately that Sinister Wisdom must do a tribute issue.

How to Write About Yourself Without Being a Jerk

Theo Pauline Nestor | Posted 03.09.2014 | Home
Theo Pauline Nestor

"What do you write about?" I'm often asked. The answer, um, is I, uh, write about myself, which automatically puts me in the company of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, and others who exude the belief that their lives are of inherent interest to others.

As Much Power as a Word: Fulbright and Soft Power

Tom Healy | Posted 10.29.2013 | Home
Tom Healy

What is soft? What is hard? What is power? Can power be created or is there a finite amount, a zero sum game that means if I have the power, you do not?

LOL: Grading College Essays With a Computer Program?

Khanh Ho | Posted 06.06.2013 | College
Khanh Ho

The debates are all about drawing a line in the sand: a line of culture and merit and standards. This is all well and good until you realize that this line is constantly being redrawn, rubbed out, revisited.

Diving Into the Wreck: Reviewing the Reviewer

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 04.27.2013 | Home
Carol Muske-Dukes

The Nation's Ange Mlinko attempted recently to revise the reputation of the late poet Adrienne Rich in a wandering gesture at literary analysis. Readers of this review may find it difficult to tell if Mlinko wishes to gingerly embrace Rich -- or kill her off with a Big Thinky Gun.

What Will We Say to Each Other?

Tom Healy | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Tom Healy

Protest is a conversation. It's been a strange, often frustrating, sometimes easy to mock, but essential ethos of American protest movements like #OWS and the Tea Party. And if you think about it, true conversation is democracy.

Our Daughters, Moms, and Sisters: Republican Attacks on Women's Choice Should Also Mobilize Men

Hans Johnson | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Men should join in rejecting the attack on reproductive health and insisting on candidates who know the issues around access to contraceptives and abortion and promise to advocate and advance coverage, affordable care, and fairness.

Adrienne Rich: Leaving Her Mark on America

Brian Umana | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Brian Umana

Over the years, critics have justly celebrated her work, and those who dismissed her for her tendentiousness have found themselves on the wrong side of history. The more time you spend with the poems, the more precise and revelatory they seem.

Striking at the Source of the War on Women

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The misbegotten -- indeed, utterly senseless--idea that God is male is the casus belli of the War on Women -- what provides the putative justification for the subordination and mistreatment of women.

Adrienne Rich Lives

Alicia Ostriker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alicia Ostriker

It is the end of an era, and nobody will be able to replace Adrienne in the ongoing tasks of struggling for justice and love in the world, but she is alive because her inimitable words are, and because many of us trudge on in her wake.

Diving Into the Wreck, Admitting Our Wrongs

Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley | Posted 06.13.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley

The Fifth Step represents a kind of baptism for people on the journey of recovery. It brings to mind the story in the Gospel of Mark of the baptism of Jesus by John.

Influential Writer Dies Of Complications From Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Adrienne Rich, the influential feminist poet and writer, died Tuesday at age 82 from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, according to news reports....

What's Your Favorite Adrienne Rich Poem?

Posted 03.29.2012 | Home

Adrienne Rich, a beloved feminist poet and essayist known for her political themes, died yesterday. Her first poetry collection, "A Change of Worl...

Adrienne Rich: Writing as Social Practice

Michael Roth | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Michael Roth

The great American poet, Adrienne Rich, died this week at her home in Santa Cruz. She was a brave and ardent writer, a gifted teacher and a powerful voice of conscience. There is no one quite like her in American letters.

Casting My Lot

Hayden Bixby | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home
Hayden Bixby

Not for the first time since I got involved with Cura Orphanage, I wonder whether critics like those who chastise and even mock IC's efforts would say similar things about my work, were it more bold, more public.

Distant Celestial Fires

Athena Andreadis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Athena Andreadis, Ph.D.

In line with end-of-the-world prophecies linked to Mayan calendars, there's sudden noise on the Internet that Betelgeuse will become a supernova in 2012. The segue is that this will first give us Tattooine-like sunsets, then singe earth and all upon it.

Seeking Novels with Strong Single Characters, Matrimania Not Included

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bella DePaulo

I'm always looking for fiction that is not matrimaniacal.

Shriver Report: Get Married, Have Kids, Then We'll Speak to Your Issues

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

I'll highlight some remarkable and conventional-wisdom-defying findings from the report that were published but never headlined.

Chicago's Women & Children Inspires Three Decades of Writers and Readers

Gina Frangello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gina Frangello

By the early 1990s, there were more than 100 feminist bookstores in the U.S. Now, after the explosion of chain bookstores and a changing political climate, there are a mere seven remaining.