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Adrienne Rich
(1929-2012) born on
May 16
US poet, educator. Her works explore themes of relationships and sexuality, e.g., "Diving into the Wreck," 1972.
         
   
F
We might possess every technological resource . . . but if our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless, our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles, our process may be "revolutionary" but not transformative.

R
There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood.
A
It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.
N
Re-vision -- the act of looking back, of seeing with fresh eyes, of entering an old text from a new critical direction - is for women more than a chapter in cultural history: it is an act of survival.
K
Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
R: "Black Studies: Bringing Back The Person," in Evergreen Review, Oct 1969.
A: In "The Beacon Book of Quotations by Women," by Rosalie Maggio, 1994.
N: In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992.
K: "Blood, Bread and Poetry," title essay, 1986.
   


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