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    In reply to: Tatjana Arnold wrote a new post, Should we #CancelRich?, on the site Adrienne Rich Here, we each present our take on if Rich’s poetry is still pushing for societal progress or if it is leaving people behind. I […] View

    Adrienne Rich was an influential poet and feminist and she championed women’s rights during a period where oppression and abuse were prevalent. She aimed to achieve gender equality and showcased the strength of women not only in poetry but also in championing equality. In the contemporary world, Rich’s ideals are still relevant. Her work should b…[Read more]

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    Tatjana Arnold wrote a new post, Should we #CancelRich?, on the site Adrienne Rich 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Here, we each present our take on if Rich’s poetry is still pushing for societal progress or if it is leaving people behind.

    I think that Adrienne Rich’s work should be canceled. Back in her period, she was […]

    • Adrienne Rich was an influential poet and feminist and she championed women’s rights during a period where oppression and abuse were prevalent. She aimed to achieve gender equality and showcased the strength of women not only in poetry but also in championing equality. In the contemporary world, Rich’s ideals are still relevant. Her work should be promoted so many people can learn about her ideals because women still get oppressed in the workplace and at home. Her ideas can be used to foster equal pay and promotions for women and champion an end to domestic abuse.

      -Sarah Alharthi

    • I like Rich because she was one of the few feminist poets back in her time. Although, compared to now, her poems can be viewed as outdated and, to a degree, even extreme. But, she fought for women’s rights in her own way because in her time women had no where near as many rights as they do in 2021.

      -Brandon Hallahan

    • While I think Brandon and Sarah each made strong arguments for the continued value of Rich’s work, I feel that TJ’s point about how her feminist-ideology was not supportive of our friends in the Trans community is more important than what she used to argue for.

      Through her life, her perspective evolved to become more radical in support of women liberation. As she is no longer with us, her body of work can no longer continue to evolve.

      Her work was valuable and revolutionary in their historical context but now we need to advance beyond the past and become more radical in our own ways.

      I’ll conclude with a passage from the titular poem, Diving into the Wreck: “We circle silently /about the wreck /we dive into the hold. /I am she: I am he” I’d hope that today Rich could change her view and add to her poem, “I am them.”

      -Zach Emmons

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