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The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004

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Awards

2004 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In this new collection, Adrienne Rich confronts dislocations and upheavals in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The title poem, in a young schoolteacher's voice, evokes the lessons that children ("Not of course here") learn amid violence and hatred, "when the whole town flinches/blood on the undersole thickening to glass." "Usonian Journals 2000" intercuts faces and conversations, building to a dystopic/utopic vision. Throughout these fierce and musical poems, Rich traces the imprint of a public crisis on individual experience: personal lives bent by collective realities, language itself held to account.

Review:

"Trust Rich, a clarion poet of conscience, to get the fractured timbre of the times just right in a collection of vigorous lyric poems about the first four years of the twenty-first century, a period of terror, war, corporate imperialism, outrageous lies, and miasmal inarticulateness." Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"Ultimately, this is poetry achieved by juxtaposition and contrast. When the resonance is there, it is not always easy to find." Library Journal

Synopsis:

A new work by a distinguished poet.

Synopsis:

In this new collection Adrienne Rich confronts dislocations and upheavals in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The title poem, in a young schoolteacher's voice, evokes the lessons that children ("Not of course here") learn amid violence and hatred, "when the whole town flinches / blood on the undersole thickening to glass." "Usonian Journals 2000" intercuts faces and conversations, building to a dystopic/utopic vision. Throughout these fierce and musical poems, Rich traces the imprint of a public crisis on individual experience: personal lives bent by collective realities, language itself held to account.

Synopsis:

Rich confronts dislocations and upheavals in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century. The title poem, in a young schoolteacher's voice, evokes the lessons that children learn amid violence and hatred.

About the Author

Adrienne Rich (1929-2012), author of more than thirty books, was the singular voice of her generation. Her honors included the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and the Griffin International Lifetime Recognition Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393059830
Subtitle:
Poems 2000-2004
Author:
Rich, Adrienne Cecil
Author:
Rich, Adrienne Cecile
Author:
Rich, Adrienne
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20040917
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
8.42x6.28x.63 in. .64 lbs.

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Product details 120 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393059830 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Trust Rich, a clarion poet of conscience, to get the fractured timbre of the times just right in a collection of vigorous lyric poems about the first four years of the twenty-first century, a period of terror, war, corporate imperialism, outrageous lies, and miasmal inarticulateness."
"Review" by , "Ultimately, this is poetry achieved by juxtaposition and contrast. When the resonance is there, it is not always easy to find."
"Synopsis" by , A new work by a distinguished poet.
"Synopsis" by , In this new collection Adrienne Rich confronts dislocations and upheavals in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The title poem, in a young schoolteacher's voice, evokes the lessons that children ("Not of course here") learn amid violence and hatred, "when the whole town flinches / blood on the undersole thickening to glass." "Usonian Journals 2000" intercuts faces and conversations, building to a dystopic/utopic vision. Throughout these fierce and musical poems, Rich traces the imprint of a public crisis on individual experience: personal lives bent by collective realities, language itself held to account.
"Synopsis" by , Rich confronts dislocations and upheavals in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century. The title poem, in a young schoolteacher's voice, evokes the lessons that children learn amid violence and hatred.
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