My selection –Women and Honor

An essay by Adrienne Rich

Luz Maupin
Mar 12 · 3 min read
Photo: author’s copy of Adrienne Rich’s Poetry and Prose, Norton critical edition

I discovered Adrienne Rich in my final year of college, at 21. She was on the curriculum of a modern poetry class. As I went through the Norton critical edition of her poetry and prose, I fell for her poetry. Her first works were written in careful meter, while she was still a married mother of three. She developed an interest in the civil rights movement and, as she…