Monday, July 27, 2009

Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972 by Adrienne Rich

I first read this collection of poems in 1993 when I was an undergraduate taking a women's studies class. Rich explores the layers of gender and relationships beautifully and hauntingly in poems like "Trying to Talk with a Man," "Translations," "Song," and "Incipience." Returning to this collection sixteen years later was a wonderful experience. I felt I was connecting to the young woman I was in 1993, but also relating to the poems differently at this point in my life.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3535.I233 D58 1973
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Stacy Russo, Chair of Public Services, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended

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