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Friday Love Poems: “XVI” by Adrienne Rich

I’m a serious poetry lover. So April aka National Poetry Month is pretty much my favorite month of the year.  Last week, I spotlighted Robert Hass’s poem, “Happiness,” and I’m excited to share a new poem with you today.  This week’s poem comes from the late, great Adrienne Rich. Rich was a hugely influential feminist poet, probably most well known for her piece, “Diving Into the Wreck.” The poem below, however, comes from her collection of poems, “Twenty-One Love Poems.” They are a sensual exploration and celebration of the love between two women. Rich, who was married to a man and had children, spent the later part of her life with her longtime partner, Michelle Cliff. In 2012, Rich passed [...]

Friday Love Poems: “Happiness” by Robert Hass

April is one of my favorite months, not only because beautiful Spring starts to bloom, but also because it is National Poetry Month. I’m a serious poetry lover. I read it on the subway ride to work, I send favorite poems to my friends, I even start my morning routine by reading a poem before checking in with my email and guzzling down my coffee. There’s poetry for every occasion, but some of the best poems are written about love or for a lover. This month, I’ll share one of my favorite love poems every Friday. This first poem comes from Robert Hass, a previous US Poet Laureate, professor of poetry, and author of multiple highly praised books of poetry, [...]