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Adrienne Rich

April 18-19, 2005

April 19 Discussion

Listen to the whole discussion, moderated by Al Filreis MP3.

Bio

Adrienne Rich

Poet, essayist, and cultural critic Adrienne Rich is among the most widely admired and thought provoking writers in the United States. She received the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1951, at the age of twenty-one, and has since authored sixteen volumes of poetry, including Diving into the Wreck (1972), for which she received the National Book Award. Her essays and poems are taught across the country in most English programs and Women's Studies courses. She is the recipient of nearly every major literary award including the 1999 Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement award, an Academy of American Poets Fellowship, and the MacArthur "genius" grant.


Pennsound audio files

Introductions

  1. Introduction by Al Filreis (5:58)
  2. Introduction by Alicia Oltuski (4:41)
  3. Opening Remarks

From Midnight Salvage (1999)

  1. Introduction to Letters to a Young Poet (0:26)
  2. Letters to a Young Poet (4:27)
  3. Introduction to The Art of Translation (0:41)
  4. The Art of Translation (2:36)

From Dark Fields of the Republic (1995)

  1. Introduction to What Kind of Times Are These? (0:29)
  2. What Kind of Times Are These? (1:17)
  3. Introduction to From Pierced Darkness, New York, December (0:10)
  4. From Pierced Darkness, New York, December (3:52)

From Fox

  1. Introduction to Victory (1:04)
  2. Victory (3:45)
  3. Introduction to Rauschenberg's Bed (1:23)
  4. Rauschenberg's Bed (1:44)

From The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004

  1. Introduction to Centaur's Requiem (0:33)
  2. Centaur's Requiem (0:56)
  3. Introduction to Equinox (0:06)
  4. Equinox (2:09)
  5. Introduction to Transparencies (0:16)
  6. Transparencies (2:04)
  7. Introduction to Alternating Current (0:59)
  8. Alternating Current (4:20)
  9. Introduction to Wait (0:32)
  10. Wait (0:34)

New Poems

  1. Introduction to As Ever (0:34)
  2. As Ever (0:32) [Tribute to Robert Creeley:text of poem]
  3. Introduction to Behind the Motel (0:51)
  4. Behind the Motel (1:19)
  5. Unknown Quanity (0:51)
  6. Introduction to Wallpaper (0:33)
  7. Wallpaper (2:22)

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