Fact of a Doorframe Poems, 1950-2001

ISBN-10: 0393323951

ISBN-13: 9780393323955

Edition: 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Adrienne Rich

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Adrienne Rich was born in Baltimore, Maryland on May 16, 1929. In 1951 she graduated from Radcliffe College and was selected for the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize by W.H. Auden. She began teaching for City College of New York in 1968, and was also a lecturer and adjunct professor at Swarthmore College and Columbia University School of the Arts. She taught in CUNY's basic writing program during the early 1970s. In the 1970s, she started to be active in the women's liberation movement. Her work has been characterized as confrontational, treating women's role in society, racism, and the Vietnam War. In addition to many collections of poetry, she has also written several books of nonfiction prose, such as Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations, What is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics, and Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution. Her last poetry collection was entitled Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010. She has won numerous literary awards, including the 1986 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the 1992 Poets' Prize, the 1997 Wallace Stevens Award of the Academy of American Poets, the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, and the 2006 National Book Foundation Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She has also received the Bollingen Prize, the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award, the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. In 1974, she refused to receive as an individual the National Book Award for Poetry, instead accepting it on behalf of all silenced women. She also refused the National Medal of Arts in 1997, stating that "I could not accept such an award from President Clinton or this White House because the very meaning of art, as I understand it, is incompatible with the cynical politics of this administration." In 2012, she won the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Poetry Prize. She died from long-term rheumatoid arthritis on March 27, 2012.

from A Change of World (1951)
Storm Warnings
Aunt Jennifer's Tigers
At a Bach Concert
from The Diamond Cutters (1955)
Ideal Landscape
Living in Sin
The Snow Queen
Letter from the Land of Sinners
from Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law (1963)
from Morning-Glory to Petersburg
The Knight
Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law
Antinous: The Diaries
Peeling Onions
The Roofwalker
Prospective Immigrants Please Note
From Necessities of Life (1966)
Necessities of Life
In the Woods
The Trees
Like This Together
Night-Pieces: For a Child
"I Am in Danger--Sir--"
Mourning Picture
The Knot
From Leaflets (1969)
In the Evening
The Demon Lover
Night Watch
For a Russian Poet
On Edges
from Ghazals: Homage to Ghalib
7/12/68 The clouds are electric in this university
7/14/68: i In Central Park we talked of our own cowardice
7/14/68: ii Did you think I was talking about my life?
7/16/68: i Blacked-out on a wagon, part of my life cut out forever--
7/16/68: ii When they mow the fields, I see the world reformed
7/26/68: i Last night you wrote on the wall: Revolution is poetry
8/1/68 The order of the small town on the riverbank
8/4/68 If these are letters, they will have to be misread
8/8/68: i From here on, all of us will be living
8/8/68: ii A piece of thread ripped-out from a fierce design
from The Will to Change (1971)
November 1968
Study of History
The Burning of Paper Instead of Children
I Dream I'm the Death of Orpheus
Letters: March 1969
The Stelae
A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
from Shooting Script
from Diving into the Wreck (1973)
Trying to Talk with a Man
When We Dead Awaken
From the Prison House
The Mirror in Which Two Are Seen as One
Diving into the Wreck
The Ninth Symphony of Beethoven Understood at Last as a Sexual Message
Burning Oneself In
From a Survivor
Uncollected Poems (1950-1974)
The Prisoners
At the Jewish New Year
Dien Bien Phu
Re-forming the Crystal
White Night
from an Old House in America
The Fact of a Doorframe
From The Dream of a Common Language (1978)
Cartographies of Silence
Twenty-One Love Poems
A Woman Dead in Her Forties
Natural Resources
from A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far (1981)
For Memory
For Ethel Rosenberg
The Spirit of Place
from Your Native Land, Your Life (1986)
For the Record
Virginia 1906
For an Occupant
North American Time
Blue Rock
from Contradictions: Tracking Poems
Look: this is January
Heart of cold
My mouth hovers
Dear Adrienne: I'm calling you up tonight
Dear Adrienne, I feel signified by pain
Night over the great and the little worlds
I came out of the hospital
Violence as purification
Lately in my dreams
You who think I find words for everything
The problem, unstated till now
The tobacco fields lie fallow
In a bald skull sits our friend
You know the Government must have pushed them
You: air-driven reft
The Tolstoyans
You who think I find words for everything
from Time's Power (1989)
In a Classroom
The Novel
Children Playing Checkers at the Edge of the Forest
The Desert as Garden of Paradise
Harpers Ferry
From An Atlas of the Difficult World (1991)
from An Atlas of the Difficult World
A dark woman, head bent
Here is a map of our country
Late summers, early autumns
Catch if you can your country's moment
(The dream-site)
He thought there would be a limit
On this earth, in this life
Soledad. = f. Solitude, loneliness
One night on Monterey Bay
That Mouth
Tattered Kaddish
Final Notations
from Dark Fields of the Republic (1995)
What Kind of Times Are These
In Those Years
Calle Vision
Then or Now
Food Packages: 1947
Innocence: 1945
Sunset, December, 1993
And Now
Late Ghazal
from Inscriptions
From Midnight Salvage (1999)
For an Anniversary
Midnight Salvage
Letters to a Young Poet
Camino Real
Seven Skins
Rusted Legacy
from Fox (2001)
Veterans Day
Noctilucent Clouds
If Your Name Is on the List
Four Short Poems
(driving home from Robin Blaser's reading)
We're not yet out of the everglades
Beethoven's "Appassionata" played
From the new crudities, from the old
Ends of the Earth
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