By Adrienne Rich
The topics of this ebook are the poetics of violence and the poetics of affection. Its impulse is the deepening of recognitions via language, in a time of lack of expertise and mutilation.
Miss wealthy has written: "For a poet...there is that this basic exertions with phrases. yet i've got the concept that the way you reside your lifestyles has anything to do with it—that morality, for a poet, is a refusal of blinders, of conventional consolations, a braveness to be on my own, or wounded....A willingness to step out into the fog, to take paths which can lead nowhere. walk in the park, predictability, are the 1st helps that experience to head. I see the poetry of items as status in resistance to brute mechanistic strength, the cost of the rhinoceros with its head down. To discover—literally—this poetry and re-create it in language is a poet's crucial action."