“All we have to lay on the line”

Consider this a prelude to my Wednesday guest post at First Draft tomorrow.

There are few people on earth I admire more than the small woman in this video. A warrior, growing frailer each year though she may be, Adrienne Rich’s poetry has been, and likely will continue to be, a powerful guiding force for generations (and those yet to come) of women, men, activists, risk takers. Rich read this poem of hers, Transparencies, at a ceremony last year where she and others were honored for being risk takers.

Risk, safety, fear, injury, and courage- of, and by, words and bodies.  This is what’s on my mind. Seeya tomorrow.

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One Response

  1. STUNNING, Virg. Stunning. listening to her read her poetry, watching her inflections and feeling the passion rumble in her belly, it brings tears to my ears. She’s perfect- exquisite and she is one of the few writers who makes me really think about what it means to be a person of substance.

    Thank you for posting this. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU.

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