Poetry and Commitment: An Essay (Paperback)

An Essay

By Adrienne Rich, Mark Doty (Afterword by)

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393331035, 51pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2007



"I hope never to idealize poetry--it has suffered enough from that. Poetry is not a healing lotion, an emotional massage, a kind of linguistic aromatherapy. Neither is it a blueprint, nor an instruction manual, nor a billboard."