Essential Essays: Culture, Politics, and the Art of Poetry

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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.
Sandra M. Gilbert is a distinguished literary critic and poet. Together with Susan Gubar, she was awarded the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the NBCC. She lives in Berkeley, California.


A peerless pleasure.
Rich offers a powerful reminder of the continuous self-reflection required to fight ignorance--one's own and others'.... A profound and beautiful call to think, and feel, and fight.
Feminist poet and literary critic Gilbert skillfully selects examples that convey the considerable breadth of Rich's purview as an essayist and exhibit her characteristic strategy of rejecting surface explanations and turning experience around in the light of subjective truth. Approachable, effective excerpts afford breathtaking encounters with genius.
Vibrant.... [Rich's] essays, always provocative, clear, and packed with insights, are wise, refreshingly humane, and well worth reading.
An excellent guide to living for anyone invested in the feminist struggle today, or the struggle for self-determination and equality more broadly.
This collection refreshes an esteemed opinion of Rich's invaluable contributions to poetry and feminist thought.