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303. Activist Poetics: Jayne Cortez and Adrienne Rich

Sunday, 10 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Addison, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Poetry

Presiding: Meta DuEwa Jones, Univ. of Texas, Austin

1. "Potential Energy: Not-Yet-Activism and Adrienne Rich's 'Dreamwood,'" Kimberly Quiogue Andrews, Yale Univ.

2. "Taking the Blues Back Home: Jayne Cortez's Ecopoetics," Jennifer Denise Ryan, Buffalo State Coll., State Univ. of New York

Jennifer Denise Ryan's Annotation:
I have uploaded my paper to MLA Commons. It can be accessed here:

3. "Revisiting the Politics of the Personal: Adrienne Rich's 'Axel Akabar' Sequence," Donna Krolik Hollenberg, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

4. "No Poetry Will Serve: Adrienne Rich's Interstitial Living, Lyric's Cruel Optimism," Jeffrey Neilson, Brown Univ.

Responding: Meta DuEwa Jones


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Poetry

  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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