Archive for March, 2012

Adrienne Rich / ChilePoesia 2001

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ADRIENNE RICH, 1929 – 2012 A Poet of Unswerving Vision at the Forefront of Feminism

Adrienne Rich in 1987. Neal Boenzi/The New York Times

ADRIENNE RICH, 1929-2012 / The New York Times

Adrienne Rich dies at 82; feminist poet and essayist / Los Angeles Times

Adrienne Rich: Poems, Articles, Podcasts / Poetry Foundation

Adrienne Rich’s Touch Was Political / The Nation

Adrienne Rich: Resolution Amid The ‘Turbulence’ / NPR

Adrienne Rich 1929 – 2012 / Critical Mass

Adrienne Rich 1929 – 2012 / Poetry Foundation

In Remembrance: Adrienne Rich / Lambda Literary Review

Former President Jimmy Carter Speaks to the Subjugation of Women by Some Religious Leaders

Former president Jimmy Carter, after 60 years membership in the Southern Baptist Church, has left with the following message:

“At its most repugnant, the belief that women must be subjugated to the wishes of men excuses slavery, violence, forced prostitution, genital mutilation and national laws that omit rape as a crime. But it also costs many millions of girls and women control over their own bodies and lives, and continues to deny them fair access to education, health, employment and influence within their own communities . . .

“The truth is that male religious leaders have had — and still have —an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter. Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world.”

~  thanks to poet Margaret Randall for sharing these words.

Sampson Starkweather Strips it Down to Just Chapbooks / HTMLGIANT

Sampson Starkweather Strips it Down to Just Chapbooks / HTMLGIANT.

Censored: Japan Cuts Emperor Akihito’s Nuclear Comments from TV / Common Dreams

Censored: Japan Cuts Emperor Akihito’s Nuclear Comments from TV | Common Dreams.

Friends Read Friends’ Poems #1: Ana Bozicevic on Amy King’s “Men By the Lips of Women” / HTMLGIANT

Friends Read Friends’ Poems #1: Ana Bozicevic on Amy King’s “Men By the Lips of Women” / HTMLGIANT.