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nightclubsinger · 11 hours ago
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Adrienne Rich, Poetry and the Forgotten Future
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feral-ballad · a month ago
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Adrienne Rich, from Diving into the Wreck; “The phenomenology of anger”
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hungryfictions · 5 months ago
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adrienne rich, of women born: motherhood as experience and institution / alexandra levasseur - body of land collection, 2015 / ana teresa barboza - bordados collection, 2004 / margaret atwood, “europe on $5 a day” / tracey emin - it was all too much, 2018 / clarice lispector, a breath of life / gérard lartigue- femme bougie, 2018 / jenefer schute, life-size / louise bourgeois - i DISTANCE myself from myself, 2010 / wayne koestenbaum, “figure” / henrik uldalen - caries and surge, 2017 / andrés cerpa, “the vault” / jennifer’s body (2009) / enrico robusti- food, sex, & irony collection, 2014 / sylvia plath, the bell jar
i distance myself from myself
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saintbronte · 5 months ago
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Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution, Adrienne Rich / Just Take Them and Leave Me Alone, Raoof Haghighi / Stanzas, Sexes, Seductions, Anne Carson / Corruption, Camille Norton / Macbeth - Act 1, Scene 5, William Shakespeare
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firstfullmoon · 8 months ago
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It’s a lie that poetry is only read by or “speaks to” people in the universities or elite intellectual circles; in many such places, poetry barely speaks at all. Poems are written and absorbed, silently and aloud, in prisons, prairie kitchens, urban basement workshops, branch libraries, battered women’s shelters, homeless shelters, offices, a public hospital for disabled people, an HIV support group. A poet can be born in a house with empty bookshelves.
Adrienne Rich, from “A poet’s education,” in What Is Found There: Notebooks On Poetry And Politics
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magnoliarot · 8 months ago
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a reckless devotion to living
Margarita Karapanou | Don Herztfeldt | Banana Yoshimoto | Tony Kushner | Mary Oliver | Lizzo | Maggie Smith | Adrienne Rich | @beetlegarden | Anonymous
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perfectquote · 6 days ago
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You must write, and read, as if your life depends on it.
Adrienne Rich
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lilliana47 · a month ago
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The beauty of darkness is how it lets you see.
~Adrienne Rich
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thoughtkick · a month ago
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You touched me in places so deep. I wanted to ignore you.
Adrienne Rich, from The School Among The Ruins
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quotemadness · 9 months ago
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You touched me in places so deep. I wanted to ignore you.
Adrienne Rich
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luxe-pauvre · 2 months ago
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I know no woman – virgin, mother, lesbian, married, celibate – whether she earns her keep as a housewife, a cocktail waitress, or a scanner of brain waves – for whom her body is not a fundamental problem: its clouded meaning, its fertility, its desire, its so-called frigidity, its bloody speech, its silences, its changes and mutilations, its rapes and ripenings.
Adrienne Rich, Of Woman Born (1976)
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feral-ballad · a month ago
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Adrienne Rich, from Diving into the Wreck; “Merced”
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violetbain · 4 months ago
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I know my thoughts on compulsory heterosexuality and lesbian existence (like Adrienne Rich’s original essay) are some very controversial takes for radblr lesbians. But I no longer buy the idea that sexuality is innate and fixed and that we are “born this way”. I think that is wrong and hurts us. It is convenient, for we can use it as an excuse to say no to men. “I can’t help it that I’m this way — I was just born like this.” And if you weren’t? If you found out tomorrow that it’s definitively not true — would that change anything? You’d still choose to be only with women because it’s what you desire, and we have a say in our own behavior, in the choices and decisions we make about our lives. You say no to relationships with men because you dislike the idea of being in one. Is that not a kind of choice? Is that not enough?
Perhaps we fear saying it is a choice because that would indicate an outright rejection of men, which is far more frightening than falling back on fatalistic biological explanations (which are not supported by research, either). To paraphrase Marilyn Frye in her essay on separatism — it is the act of women “saying no” that men find the most infuriating. And lesbians can hide behind the “born this way” theory to protect us from having to admit out loud that we are saying no to men. But it doesn’t serve us to do this. In the long run, it hurts women to claim this to be true and fact. It is holding us back in our quest for liberation.
Women are allowed to make choices for ourselves. We are allowed to say no and to say that we are saying no. There are many myths around female sexuality and same-sex love and desire and I think it’s time we start to unpack them again. I reject the sexological explanation that same-sex love is a pathology, that it is deviant. I believe rigid labels of “heterosexual”, “homosexual”, and “bisexual” are reductive and don’t come close to encompassing the complexity of female sexuality. I believe same-sex love is natural to all human beings in varying stages of life to varying degrees. You can burn me at the stake for saying it, and I’ll stand by it and burn!
I’d love to discuss this or answer questions if there are any. I don’t see too many women talking about this on here and I’d love to get the discussion going. I expect it may get heated but we must start somewhere.
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derangedrhythms · 4 months ago
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Nothing but myself?...My selves.
Adrienne Rich, The Fact of a Doorframe: Poems Selected and New, 1950-1984; from 'Integrity'
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nowwesaidit · a year ago
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“The body has been made so problematic for women that it has often seemed easier to shrug it off and travel as a disembodied spirit.”
—Adrienne Rich; “Of Woman Born”
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warningsine · 19 days ago
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Ana Servín, Cay Rivers ("Desert Hearts") & Adrienne Rich on compulsory heterosexuality and the lesbian existence
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kiki-de-la-petite-flaque · a month ago
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A thinking woman sleeps with monsters.
Adrienne Rich
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thehopefulquotes · 5 months ago
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You must write, and read, as if your life depends on it.
Adrienne Rich
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qvotable · 11 months ago
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You must write, and read, as if your life depended on it.
Adrienne Rich
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thoughtkick · 3 months ago
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You must write, and read, as if your life depends on it.
Adrienne Rich
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