Selected Poems

1950-2012

Adrienne Rich (Author), Albert Gelpi (Editor, Stanford University), Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi (Editor, Stanford University), Brett C. Millier (Editor, Middlebury College)

 

Sixty years of poems from pioneering writer, activist, and intellectual Adrienne Rich—“the Blake of American letters” (Nadine Gordimer).

Adrienne Rich was the singular voice of her generation, bringing discussions of gender, race, and class to the forefront of poetical discourse. This generous selection from all nineteen of Rich’s published poetry volumes encompasses her best-known work—the clear-sighted and passionate feminist poems of the 1970s, including “Diving into the Wreck,” “Planetarium,” and “The Phenomenology of Anger”—and offers the full range of her evolution as a poet. From poems leading up to her feminist breakthrough through bold later work such as “North American Time” and “Calle Visión,” Selected Poems celebrates Rich’s prophetic vision as well as the inventiveness that shaped her enduring art.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Forthcoming September 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-393-35511-6
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 496 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Rich is one of the greatest American poets of the past half century.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“Rich’s poems, volume after volume, have been the makings of one of the authentic, unpredictable, urgent, essential voices of our time.” — W. S. Merwin

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