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The Dream of a Common Language 1
What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics 1

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Adrienne Rich (1929 - )

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decemberthirty February 1st, 2006 08:03 AM PST

Rich's poetry is both eloquent and provocative, characterized by precision of language and a clear political conscience. I would suggest that a new reader start with her 21 Love Poems (found in The Dream of a Common Language). This reinvention of the sonnet sequence is among her most accessible and emotionally engaging work. Her essays are also excellent; I recommend What Is Found There as a starting point.

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