Wednesday, April 29, 2009


A Human Eye: Essays on Art & Society, by Adrienne Rich

Reviewed by Michael Roth in the San Francisco Chronicle:

In an essay on the poet Muriel Rukeyser, Rich says that Rukeyser "was one of the great integrators, seeing the fragmentary world of modernity not as irretrievably broken, but in need of societal and emotional repair." And this, too, has been Rich's own perspective: a vision both unsparing and full of hope. Poetry has the power "to revive spirit, stimulate consciousness, restore a brutalized humanity."

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