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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.
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.

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.
It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.
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.
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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