Collected Early Poems: 1950-1970 (Paperback)

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One of my favorite poets wrapped up into one of my favorite books of poetry. This is a great journey into Rich's distinct voice, with a palpable sense of her life and mind unfolding over the course of 20 years. Highly recommend. — Nora Heffernan-Smith


More than 200 poems collected from Adrienne Rich's first six books, plus a dozen others of those decades.

From their first publication, when Rich was twenty-one, in the prestigious Yale Younger Poets series, the successive volumes of her poetry have both charted the growth of her own mind and vision and mirrored our tempestuous, unsettled age. Her unmistakable voice, speaking even from the earliest poems with rare assurance and precision, wrestles with urgent questions while never failing to explore new poetic territory.

In Collected Early Poems, readers will once again bear witness to Rich's triumphant assertion of the centrality of poetry in our intertwined personal and political lives.

About the Author

Adrienne Rich (1929–2012) was an award-winning poet, influential essayist, radical feminist, and major public intellectual of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. She wrote two dozen volumes of poetry, including the National Book Award–winning Diving into the Wreck, and more than a half-dozen of prose.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393313857
ISBN-10: 0393313859
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: September 17th, 1995
Pages: 458
Language: English