Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Friday, May 9, 1997
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 7:30pm

Adrienne Rich

Since the selection of her first volume by W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets in 1951, Adrienne Rich's work has continually broken new ground. Her most recent collection of poems is Dark Fields of the Republic (Norton, 1995). Her previous books of poems include Collected Early Poems 1950-1970 (Norton, 1993), An Atlas of the Difficult World (Norton, 1991), Your Native Land, Your Life (Norton, 1986), A Wild Patience Has Gotten Me This Far: Poems 1978-1981 (Norton, 1981), and The Dream of a Common Language (Norton, 1978). Her books of nonfiction include What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics (Norton, 1993) and On Lies, Secrets and Silence: Selected Prose 1966-78 (Norton, 1979). Her work has received many awards, including the Ruth Lilly Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the Lambda Literary Award, the Poets' Prize, the Lenore Marshall Nation Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship.