April 13, 2017

2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

In case you missed the announcement earlier this week, the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry goes to Tyehimba Jess, for his book Olio (Wave Books, 2016). The finalists were XX, by Campbell McGrath (Ecco/HarperCollins) and Collected Poems: 1950-2012, by the late Adrienne Rich (W.W. Norton). Read more about Jess and Olio or watch a video of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize Announcement by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Mike Pride.



June 17, 2016

Adrienne Rich - Collected Poems 1950-2012W. W. Norton & Company has published a new collection of work by Adrienne Rich, The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich, with an introduction by Claudia Rankine. Read Elizabeth Lund’s review in The Washington Post and find it at your local independent bookseller (such as Village Books, The Elliott Bay Book Company, King’s Books and Powell’s.)

on poetry

May 16, 2015

Adrienne Rich“You must write, and read, as if your life depended on it.”
Adrienne Rich
(May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012)
photo: Colleen McKay

on poetry…

March 11, 2012

“A poet cannot refuse language, choose another medium. But the poet can re-fuse the language given to him or her, bend and torque it into an instrument for connection instead of dominance and apartheid.” Adrienne Rich

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