The Resource What is found there : notebooks on poetry and politics, Adrienne Rich

What is found there : notebooks on poetry and politics, Adrienne Rich

Label
What is found there : notebooks on poetry and politics
Title
What is found there
Title remainder
notebooks on poetry and politics
Statement of responsibility
Adrienne Rich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The "impulse to enter, with other humans, through language, into the order and disorder of the world, is poetic at its root as surely as it is political at its root," writes Adrienne Rich at the beginning of her powerful new prose work. What Is Found There is Rich's response to her impulse as a poet to know poetry fully, to plumb and scale and inhabit it; it is also, profoundly, Rich's attempt to bring poetry into the lives of many kinds of people - out of the academy, away from the literary magazines. In a voice that is generous, bold, and personal, Rich uses the poet's materials - journals and letters, dreams, memories, and close reading of the work of many poets - to reflect on poetry and politics, to consider how they enter and impinge on an American life, and what it means to be a citizen of a fragmented country, part of a people turned inward for safety. Rich acknowledges the cost of this turning: "We have rarely, if ever, known what it is to tremble with fear, to lament, to rage, to praise, to solemnize, to say We have done this, to our sorrow; to say Enough, to say We will, to say We will not. To lay claim to poetry." But she acknowledges hope as well. Speaking to poets, to readers of poetry, to all of us who imagine and desire a humane civil life, Rich lays claim to poetry as an instrument of change, and offers up its possibilities: "I see the life of North American poetry at the end of the century as a pulsing, racing convergence of tributaries - regional, ethnic, racial, social, sexual - that, rising from lost or long-blocked springs, intersect and infuse each other while reaching back to the strengths of their origins.""--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rich, Adrienne
Dewey number
818/.5403
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3535.I233
LC item number
W45 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rich, Adrienne
  • Politics and literature
  • Poetry
Label
What is found there : notebooks on poetry and politics, Adrienne Rich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Woman and bird -- Voices from the air -- "What would we create?" -- Dearest Arturo -- "Those two shelves, down there" -- As if your life depended on it -- The space for poetry -- How does a poet put bread on the table? -- The muralist -- The hermit's scream -- A leak in history -- Someone is writing poem -- Beginners -- The real, not the calendar, twenty-first century -- "A clearing in the imagination" -- What is an American life? -- "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 -- "Rotted names" -- A poet's education -- To invent what we desire -- Format and form -- Tourism and promised lands -- What if?
Control code
ocm27768142
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780393035650
Lccn
93009912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)27768142
Label
What is found there : notebooks on poetry and politics, Adrienne Rich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Woman and bird -- Voices from the air -- "What would we create?" -- Dearest Arturo -- "Those two shelves, down there" -- As if your life depended on it -- The space for poetry -- How does a poet put bread on the table? -- The muralist -- The hermit's scream -- A leak in history -- Someone is writing poem -- Beginners -- The real, not the calendar, twenty-first century -- "A clearing in the imagination" -- What is an American life? -- "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 -- "Rotted names" -- A poet's education -- To invent what we desire -- Format and form -- Tourism and promised lands -- What if?
Control code
ocm27768142
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780393035650
Lccn
93009912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)27768142

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