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The Press remembers poet and feminist theorist Adrienne Rich

by Emily March 29, 2012

Adrienne Rich, a major poet and essayist whose work was instrumental in shaping the women’s movement, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 82. The winner of numerous awards, including the National Book Award, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Rich published more than thirty volumes of poetry and prose throughout her career. Of Rich, The New Yorker writes: “She was an explorer, ‘diving into the wreck,’ as the title of one of her most famous poems has it, to help us find what is naked and unencumbered in ourselves: ‘the wreck and not the […]

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Sydney Lea selected to be Poet Laureate of Vermont

by Trade Marketing October 31, 2011

Sydney “Syd” Lea, author of a forthcoming book from University of Michigan Press titled A Hundred Himalayas, has been selected Poet Laureate of Vermont by Governer Peter Shumlin. A public ceremony honoring Lea will be held on November 4 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Montpelier. Long a professor on the graduate faculty at Dartmouth, Lea has published extensively, in multiple genres, in a wide variety of places, including the New Yorker, The New Republic, and the New York Times. Among very many distinctions, he is the founder of the New England Review; he was a panelist in 2008 for the […]

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