Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth: Poems 2004-2006

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 4, 2009 - Poetry - 112 pages
33 Reviews
This title is a new volume from Adrienne Rich and is one of her more unpredictable and evocative collections. Titles include: 'rhyme'' Letters Censored, Shredded, Returned to Sender or Judged Unfit to Send', and 'Draft 2006'.
  

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User Review  - Joanna - Goodreads

I always enjoy Adrienne Rich's poetry. I feel wholly unqualified to provide critique of poetry, but there is something deeply emotional in these poems that would be hard to touch with regular prose. Read full review

Review: Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth

User Review  - Goodreads

I always enjoy Adrienne Rich's poetry. I feel wholly unqualified to provide critique of poetry, but there is something deeply emotional in these poems that would be hard to touch with regular prose. Read full review

Contents

Voyage to the Denouement
15
Wallpaper
21
Behind the Motel
27
Archaic
37
Rhyme
44
After Sappho
50
Copyright

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Widely read, widely anthologized, widely interviewed and widely taught, Adrienne Rich (1929–2012) was for decades among the most influential writers of the feminist movement and one of the best-known American public intellectuals. She wrote two dozen volumes of poetry and more than a half-dozen of prose. Her constellation of honors includes a National Book Award for poetry for Tonight, No Poetry Will Serve, a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in 1994, and a National Book Award for poetry in 1974 for Diving Into the Wreck. That volume, published in 1973, is considered her masterwork. Ms. Rich’s other volumes of poetry include The Dream of a Common Language, A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far, An Atlas of the Difficult World, The School Among the Ruins, and Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth. Her prose includes the essay collections On Lies, Secrets, and Silence; Blood, Bread, and Poetry; an influential essay, “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence,” and the nonfiction book Of Woman Born, which examines the institution of motherhood as a socio-historic construct. In 2006, Rich was awarded the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation. In 2010, she was honored with The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry's Lifetime Recognition Award.

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