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By Adrienne Rich

"Adrienne Rich's new prose assortment might have been titled The crucial Rich."—Women's evaluate of Books

These essays hint a exceptional writer's engagement along with her time, her arguments with herself and others. "I am a poet who understands the social strength of poetry, a usa citizen who is aware herself irrevocably tangled in her society's hopes, conceitedness, and despair," Adrienne wealthy writes. The essays in Arts of the Possible look for percentages past a compromised, degraded process, looking to think anything else. They name at the fluidity of the mind's eye, from poetic imaginative and prescient to social justice, from the badlands of political demoralization to an paintings that will wound, which can open scars while engaged in its paintings, yet will eventually suture and never tear aside. This quantity collects Rich's essays from the decade of the 20 th century, together with 4 previous essays, in addition to numerous conversations that pass extra than the standard interview. additionally incorporated is her essay explaining her purposes for declining the nationwide Medal for the humanities. "The paintings is electrified and inspiring."—Alicia Ostriker "[S]o transparent and fresh and thorough. I research from her back and again."—Grace Paley

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