W.W. Norton has announced an August 2018 pub date for Essential Essays: Culture Politics & the Art of Poetry, a selection of Adrienne Rich’s prose, edited by Sandra M. Gilbert. The volume includes excerpts from Of Woman BornWhat Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry & Politics, and essays on Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Dickinson, and Muriel Rukeyser, as well as “Compulsory Heterosexuality & Lesbian Identity” and later explorations of identity, art and politics, and contemporary poetry.

Essential Essays