Bon Voyage Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich – 16th May, 1929 – 27th March, 2012

Poet, Essayist, Feminist, Lesbian

Another irreplaceable woman’s voice taken from us much too soon. If you’ve never read any of her writing, or indeed not heard of her before today, please take some time for your self and explore what she had to say.

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“The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet” – Adrienne Rich 

“Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe” – Adrienne Rich

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5 comments on “Bon Voyage Adrienne Rich

  1. londonmabel says:

    “Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe” – Adrienne Rich

    Hmm interesting.

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    • Widdershins says:

      She had a way with words didn’t she? … we are surrounded by language. verbal, non-verbal, between species – animal mineral or vegetable, between the individual atoms and cells that make up our bodies. Endless layers of communication. Quite remarkable when you think about it!

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  2. jannatwrites says:

    I had not heard of her before. I read her bio on Wikipedia and she had a long and accomplished writing career. Sorry to read she had rheumatoid arthritis, as that is a painful disease.

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  3. Nisha says:

    Hey there Widdershins, I’ve tagged you in a game of ’11 Questions’, you can check out my post here:

    http://nmwritersbloq.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/ive-been-tagged-twice/

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