Renowned poet Adrienne Rich will read from her work Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Griffith Auditorium of the Georgia Museum of Art. Sponsored by UGA’s Creative Writing Program and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the reading is open to the public.
Rich is one of the major American poets of the last half of the 20th century. Publishing more than 16 volumes of poetry and four books of nonfiction, she has been the recipient of nearly every major literary award including the National Book Award, the Tanning Award for Mastery in the Art of Poetry, the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the MacArthur Fellowship. She also served as chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
“There is no writer of comparable influence and achievement in so many areas of the contemporary women’s movements,” said author Deborah Pope. “Over the years, hers has become one of the most eloquent, provocative voices on the politics of sexuality, race, language, power and women’s culture.”
Rich’s new book of poems, Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth, will be published this month.