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May 14, 2019

Lisa Moore on Adrienne Rich

By: Rebecca McInroy

If I can write better poems I can live a better life. It’s a spiritual practice for me…it helps me figure out how to tell the truth. Which, reading Adrienne Rich also helps me do.”-Lisa Moore

Poet and professor Dr. Lisa Moore talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain and KUT producer Rebecca McInroy about the profound and urgent work of the poet and activist Adrienne Rich.

Moore reads Rich’s poem “What Kind of Times are These” and discusses various other works including one of her most famous poems “Diving Into The Wreck” from her book Diving Into The Wreck: Poems 1971-1972.

The conversation ranges from the depth of her poems to her work as a public intellectual and her role as a mother and civil rights activist.