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The Myth Itself: Diving into the Life of Adrienne Rich

A Review of Hilary Holladay’s biography The Power of Adrienne Rich  

Guest post by Anne Graue

Adrienne Rich is a literary icon. She was a winning poet, essayist, and feminist literary critic most known for Diving Into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972 (1973) which garnered her a National Book Award in 1974, and Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Institution and Experience (1976), both important works that attempted to shatter the myths about sexuality and identity perpetuated by American society. … read more.

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National Poetry Month: How Amanda Gorman’s ‘The Hill We Climb’ Proves Poetry’s Power

As evidenced by Amanda Gorman’s recently published book of “The Hill We Climb” topping number 1 on USA TODAY’s bestseller list, we have not forgotten her moving performance at the Biden-Harris Inauguration. 

In fact, we have had repeat chills reading her social media posts that honor Black lives, the fight for justice, and the power of poetry. read more.

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Patriarchal Poetry Slam: Amanda Gorman’s Poems Surpass Criticism

FF2 Guest Post by Mary Novaria

Historically, people watch the Super Bowl for one of two reasons. They are football fans, or they want to see the ads. Sometimes both. This year, we had a fresh and compelling motivation to tune in when Amanda Gorman became the NFL Championship’s first-ever poet.

Talk about winning the Super Bowl!… read more.

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