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W. W. Norton & Company
544 pages
Product Description
<p><strong>The final volume of poems assembled by America’s most powerful and distinctive poetic voice.</strong></p> In <em>Later Poems: Selected and New 1971–2012</em>, the strong trajectory of the work of one of the most important artists of American letters is on display. This volume brings together a remarkable body of work. Included are Adrienne Rich’s own selections from twelve volumes of published works, including the National Book Award–winning <em>Diving Into the Wreck</em>, <em>An Atlas of the Difficult World</em>, and her most recent volume, <em>Tonight No Poetry Will Serve</em>, along with ten powerful new poems, previously uncollected. Among these, “From Strata” is a kind of archaeology of the present day; “Itinerary” searches for an “indefinite future” in a menaced landscape; “For the Young Anarchists” offers a trope of skilled labor for political action; and the haunting voice of “Teethsucking Bird” reminds us of what we have been told to forget. This collection testifies to a monumental career that distinguished American literature in the late twentieth century and will continue to inspire readers for years to come.