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Tuesday Poetry: Adrienne Rich, “Burning Oneself Out”

“Burning Oneself Out” We can look into the stove tonight as into a mirror, yes, the serrated log, the yellow-blue gaseous core the crimson-flittered grey ash, yes. I know inside my eyelids and underneath my skin Time takes hold of … Continue reading

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Poem a Day 2014: Adrienne Rich, “Dreamwood” (#13)

As Meghan O’Rourke wrote for Slate in this lovely piece on Rich’s legacy, “to read Rich at her best is to be gut-punched and brain-teased at the same time—a teaching both cerebral and visceral”: “Dreamwood” In the old, scratched, cheap … Continue reading

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