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Adrienne Rich the Ultimate Selection

From A Change of World (1951)

Storm Warnings

Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

From The Diamond Cutters and Other Poems (1955)

Living in Sin

From Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law (1963)

The Knight

Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law

Antinoüs: The Diaries

The Roofwalker

Prospective Immigrants Please Note

From Necessities of Life (1966)

Necessities of Life

In the Woods

The Trees

Like This Together

“I Am in Danger — Sir —”


From Leaflets (1969)


The Demon Lover


On Edges

From The Will to Change (1971)


The Burning of Paper Instead of Children

I Dream I’m the Death of Orpheus

A Valediction forbidding Mourning

Shooting Script: 1, 13 & 14.

From Diving into the Wreck (1973)

Trying to Talk with a Man

Diving into the Wreck

From a Survivor

From Poems: Selected and New (1975)

From an Old House in America

[end of Adrienne Rich’s Poetry. Norton Critical Edition 1975]

[end of Adrienne Rich. Poems: Selected and New, 1950-1974]

From The Dream of A Common Language: Poems 1974-1977 (1978)


Twenty-One Love Poems

From A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far: Poems 1978-1981 (1981)


For Memory

For Ethel Rosenberg

The Spirit of Place: v

From Your Native Land, Your Life: Poems (1986)

North American Time

[end of The Fact of a Door Frame 1984]

Contradictions: Tracking Poems 3, 6, 7, 18, 26, 29

From Time’s Power (1989)

The Desert as Garden of Paradise



From An Atlas of the Difficult World (1991)

from An Atlas of the Difficult World I, II, IV, V, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XIII

Tattered Kaddish

Final Notations

[end of Norton Critical Edition 1993
and of module curriculum]

From Dark Fields of the Republic (1995)

“What Kind of Times Are These,” “In Those Years,” “And Now” & “Late Ghazal”

From Midnight Salvage (1999)

“Midnight Salvage”

From Fox (2001)


From The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004 (2004)

“The School Among the Ruins”

From Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth: Poem: 2004-2006 (2007)