Later Poems Selected and New: 1971-2012
The final volume of poems assembled by America’s most powerful and distinctive poetic voice.In Later Poems: Selected and New 1971–2012, the strong trajectory of the work of one of the most important artists of American letters is on display. This volume brings together a remarkable body of work. Included are Adrienne Rich’s own selections from twelve volumes of published works, including the National Book Award–winning Diving Into the Wreck, An Atlas of the Difficult World, and her most recent volume, Tonight No Poetry Will Serve, along with ten powerful new poems, previously uncollected. Among these, “From Strata” is a kind of archaeology of the present day; “Itinerary” searches for an “indefinite future” in a menaced landscape; “For the Young Anarchists” offers a trope of skilled labor for political action; and the haunting voice of “Teethsucking Bird” reminds us of what we have been told to forget. This collection testifies to a monumental career that distinguished American literature in the late twentieth century and will continue to inspire readers for years to come.
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Review: Later Poems Selected and New: 1971-2012User Review - Ann - Goodreads
How to rate this book? From the time I entered college in 1987 till her death in 2012, Adrienne Rich was the most important living poet to me. I've read every book she's ever written, and I was lucky ... Read full review
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Rob Spillman (Editor of Tin House): From Diving Into the Wreck to her very last poems, written when she was eighty-two, Rich's poems burn with precision and passion. Read full review