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What Kind of Times Are These, by Adrienne Rich

“…our country moving closer to its own truth and dread…”

Bill Moyers | A Poignant Poem That Encapsulates 2016

Bill Moyers shares “Starting with Black,” which addresses the “urgent political and moral crisis” that we currently face. Bill Moyers. (photo: PBS) By Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers & Company  RSN  December 31, 2016 y friend Jim Haba, a fine poet in his own right, has done more than anyone I know to democratize the popularity […]

In a world of violence, inequality and moral chaos, Adrienne Rich’s voice will be neither silent nor content

 from “USonian Journals 2000”:  Mission Statement  The Organization for the Abolition of Cruelty has an air deployment with bases on every continent and on obscurer tracts of land. Airstrips and hangars have been constructed to accommodate large and small aircraft for reconnoiter and rescue missions whether on polar ice or in desert or rainforest conditions. […]

Adrienne Rich> The School Among the Ruins

The School Among the Ruins Bierut. Baghdad. Sarajevo. Bethlehem. Kabul. Not of course here. To this list add Gaza. Add Halabja. Add Fallujah. Add many more. 1 Teaching the first lesson and the last —great falling light of summer will you last longer than schooltime? When children flow in columns at the doors BOYS GIRLS and […]

Adrienne Rich> A Poet of Unswerving Vision at the Forefront of Feminism

Obituary Adrienne Rich A Poet of Unswerving Vision at the Forefront of Feminism By MARGALIT FOX    New York Times March 28, 2012 [Editor’s Note:  Also recommended: NPR Adrienne Rich] Adrienne Rich, a poet of towering reputation and towering rage, whose work — distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity — brought the oppression […]