Books by Adrienne Rich

ESSENTIAL ESSAYS by Adrienne Rich
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"Approachable, effective excerpts afford breathtaking encounters with genius.
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An anthology of the acclaimed poet and essayist's most searing prose. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2001

"A sermon preached to the choir, this is not a good starting-point for those unfamiliar with Rich and her views—but it may be of some interest to those already attuned to her work."
An uneven collection of occasional pieces by one of America's foremost poets. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Best when plaintive and sensitive to the modest pleasures of her sounds, Rich's 'I——less lines, with their pretentious denial of ego, sound more like the breathless phrases of George Bush."
Ever since her first volume of poetry in 1951, A Change of World, was selected by Auden for the Yale Younger Poets, Rich has enjoyed a wide and mostly laudatory readership, though it has changed over the years, from admirers of her modest, formal pleasures to believers in her often strident, anti-male rhetoric. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"In giving access to lesser-known but like-minded writers, Rich has reduced her own presence—a disappointing trade-off."
Award-winning poet Rich offers a new volume of collected essays (Blood, Bread, and Poetry, 1986, etc.) that feature her distinct blend of feminist polemics and sharp-sighted analysis of the American condition, spiced with verses from a range of kindred spirits. Read full book review >