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Hear Beowulf and Gawain and the Green Knight Read in Their Original Old and Middle English by an MIT Medievalist | Open Culture

“English” seem to have a lot of trouble with the language themselves. I must confess, I find the observation more sad than funny. I’ve met many English speakers who struggle with understanding the peculiarities of the language and do not know its history.

Source: Hear Beowulf and Gawain and the Green Knight Read in Their Original Old and Middle English by an MIT Medievalist | Open Culture

MIT and newly formed company launch novel approach to fusion power | MIT News

Goal is for research to produce a working pilot plant within 15 years.

Source: MIT and newly formed company launch novel approach to fusion power | MIT News

BBC News – German artist Otto Piene dies aged 86

 

BBC News – German artist Otto Piene dies aged 86.

Trevor Paglen – The Last Pictures Project Video

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com.

How human language could have evolved from birdsong / MIT News Office

How human language could have evolved from birdsong – MIT News Office.

Reading and Remembering Adrienne Rich: A Celebration and Tribute: Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, Oct 28, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012, 4:00 pm at the Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA – The New Words Remnants Collective, Women, Action & the Media (WAM !) and The Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies presents Reading and Remembering Adrienne Rich: A Celebration and Tribute with Alison Bechdel, Robin Becker, Cynthia Enloe, Evelynn Hammonds, and Kate Rushin. 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA. This is a free event with open seating and without tickets or reservations. Directions: http://whereis.mit.edu/).

In early November Adrienne Rich’s lifelong publisher, W. W. Norton will publish Later Poems: Selected and New 1971 – 2012.

Adrienne Rich, the poet who changed poetry and from her poetry changed the lives of women, died this year on March 28. The New York Times printed her obituary on the front page, a singular honor and testament to the poet, writer, essayist, lesbian, feminist, and scholar who’s life’s work would comprise over thirty books and numerous prizes. The New Yorker stated: “The death of Adrienne Rich marks not only the end of a long and transcendent literary career . . . but the end of a kind of poetry that mattered in the world beyond poetry.” The New York Times wrote: “ . . . a poet of towering reputation and towering rage, whose work — distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity — brought the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse and kept it there for nearly a half-century . . . .”  ~ Donna Fleischer

Adrienne Rich 1929 – 2012 : : Tributes Gather

Adrienne Rich :: Tributes Gather

Adrienne Rich, the poet who changed poetry and from her poetry changed the lives of women, died this year on March 28. The New York Times printed her obituary on the front page, a singular honor and testament to the poet, writer, essayist, lesbian, feminist, and scholar who’s life’s work would comprise over thirty books and numerous prizes. The New Yorker stated: “The death of Adrienne Rich marks not only the end of a long and transcendent literary career . . . but the end of a kind of poetry that mattered in the world beyond poetry.” The New York Times wrote: “ . . . a poet of towering reputation and towering rage, whose work — distinguished by an unswerving progressive vision and a dazzling, empathic ferocity — brought the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse and kept it there for nearly a half-century . . . .”  ~ Donna Fleischer

There are six events for Adrienne Rich to occur this fall. All are open to the public:

Monday, October 1, 2012, 8:00 pm in Cambridge, MA – the Blacksmith House Poetry Series hosts Tribute to Adrienne Rich. 42 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA. Tickets $3.00. Someone from the Rich family will speak briefly. http://www.ccae.org/events/blacksmith.html .

Sunday, October 28, 2012, 4:00 pm at the Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA – The New Words Remnants Collective, Women, Action & the Media (WAM !) and The Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies presents Reading and Remembering Adrienne Rich: A Celebration and Tribute with Alison Bechdel, Robin Becker, Cynthia Enloe, Evelynn Hammonds, and Kate Rushin. 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA. This is a free event with open seating without tickets or reservations. Directions: http://whereis.mit.edu/).

In early November Adrienne Rich’s lifelong publisher, W. W. Norton will publish
Later Poems: Selected and New 1971 – 2012.

Friday, November 9, 2012, 8:00 pm in New York City, NY at the 92nd Street Y,
1395 Lexington Ave and 92nd Street. Someone from the Rich family will speak briefly. http://www.92y.org/Event/A-Tribute-to-Adrienne-Rich.aspx .

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:00 pm in Hartford, CT – the Charter Oak Cultural Center hosts A Tribute to Adrienne Rich, organized by Bessy Reyna with presentations by Donna Fleischer, Yehudit Heller, Randall Horton, and John Stanizzi, and readings of her work by Norah Christianson, Ginny Connors, Lorna Cyr, James Finnegan, David Garnes, Catherine Hoyser, Elizabeth Kincaid-Ehlers, Leslie McGrath, Nancy Otter, Kate Rushin, Jessica Treat, and Faith Vicinanza.  21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT.  For further information visit this link: http://www.charteroakcenter.org/ .

Sunday, December 2, 2012, time TBA, in Santa Cruz, CA – Bookshop Santa Cruz hosts Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Bettina Aptheker, Michael Warr, and others to be announced. Santa Cruz High School Auditorium, 415 Walnut Avenue, downtown Santa Cruz, CA. Someone from the Rich family will speak briefly. Around October 20, this event will be listed online with more information at the following link: http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/event/2012/12/18/month/all/all/1 .

Adrienne Rich reads poems appearing in Leaflets, The Will to Change (1971), Diving into the Wreck (1973), and The Fact of a Doorframe (2002) :

Adrienne Rich Reads Selections from 1971 through 2002

Adrienne Rich / The Poetry Foundation

Selected Obituaries at Word Pond

Information compiled by Donna Fleischer

Next Great Depression? MIT researchers predict ‘global economic collapse’ by 2030 / Yahoo! News

Next Great Depression? MIT researchers predict ‘global economic collapse’ by 2030 | The Sideshow – Yahoo! News.

GARY SNYDER to receive Thoreau Prize, April 10th / PEN New England

Gary Snyder to Receive Prize and Give Reading

Cascades

– for Gary Snyder

Crescents of moonlight, growth rings of sun cascade up dimpled corners from the mouth to the start of each earlobe; make furrows of sun-burnished skin, cross-sections of alternating xylem and phloem

a look-out’s life –

sky trees earth

the mountain face

Donna Fleischer
from indra’s net 2003

I hereby nominate Vermont’s Bob Arnold, poet, publisher, editor, and one of the Earth’s best friends, for next year’s  PEN New England’s “Henry David Thoreau Prize” for Literary Excellence in Nature Writing. – DF