Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations (Hardcover)

Essays and Conversations

By Adrienne Cecile Rich

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393050455, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2001



The essays inArts of the Possible search for possibilities beyond a compromised, degraded system, seeking to imagine something else. They call on the fluidity of the imagination, from poetic vision to social justice, from the badlands of political demoralization to an art that might wound, that may open scars when engaged in its work, but will finally suture and not tear apart. This volume collects Rich's essays from the last decade of the twentieth century, including four earlier essays, as well as several conversations that go further than the usual interview. Also included is her essay explaining her reasons for declining the National Medal for the Arts.