Dark Fields of the Republic by Adrienne Rich
Poems 1991-1995

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A new book of poems by one of America's most distinguished poets.

The poems of Dark Fields of the Republic are a theater of voices: of men and women, the dead and the living, over time and across continents. Rich writes out of conversations actual and imaginary, actions taken for better or for worse, out of histories and songs, humdrum and terrible events, out of the most intimate loves and love for the world. Through these poems, she extends the poet's reach of witness and power of connection, and invites the reader-listener to participate.
 

About Adrienne Rich

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Adrienne Rich has published more than sixteen volumes of poetry & four nonfiction prose books, & is the recipient of numerous awards & prizes. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.
 
Published September 17, 1995 by W. W. Norton & Company. 96 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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In poems written since 1991, Rich conceives a spare but variegated poetic landscape where the borders of politics, art and personal relationships dissolve to unloose disembodied, truth-telling voices: ``...this is not somewhere else but here,/ our country moving closer to its own truth and dread,...

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