"21 Love Poems to Adrienne Rich" at the VIDA Website
I have been eagerly reading the tributes and obituaries since the passing of Adrienne Rich on March 27, 2012. I never met Adrienne Rich in person, but I, like so many contemporary American poets, owe a great debt to her vision and her works.
Here's just a taste of what is out there on the web to help us all appreciate a pioneering feminist and exquisitely exacting craftswoman:
And starting today, the VIDA Women in Literary Arts website is publishing, a day at a time, a tribute essay written by a female American poet. Appropriately titled "21 Love Poems to Adrienne Rich," the feature will run through April 30. Today's essay is by Adrienne Su and is titled "What's in a Name." I can hardly wait to read all of them!
Like Anne Sexton, the business of words often keeps me awake. My favorite tulip? Queen of the Night. My books include The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception and Reckless Lovely. I also wrote a book of 366 writing prompts, one for every day of the year, with Kelli Russell Agodon: The Daily Poet, curate Beacon Bards, a 2nd Wednesday of the month poetry reading series at The Station in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood, and edit Crab Creek Review. Poems are forthcoming in Poetry, The Cincinnati Review, Orion, Southern Indiana Review, & Crab Orchard Review.