"Adrienne Rich was the poet who made me want to become one." That’s what I raced to type into my Facebook status as soon as I learned of her passing a week ago. As I sat and watched my feed refresh—wanting to be among poets, if only virtually—I was struck by how quickly my feed began to overflow with Rich’s words. I was surprised not by the number of posts, but by their tone. For the first time I learned how many lives she’d changed—how many people, men and women, young and old, had clung to her words or been changed by them. [read the rest]Thanks to Cate Marvin for putting this series together!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
21 Love Poems to Adrienne Rich
My tribute to Rich, "'Deaths Elsewhere in Arts & Entertainment': Adrienne Rich Is Gone and We Are Not Somewhere Else But Here," is up at VIDA today: