Adrienne Rich: April 25, 1974

The Poetry Center presents Adrienne Rich, in this rare early color-video recording. Rich, in a solo feature program, reads, in addition to other poems, from her book Diving Into The Wreck: Poems 1971–1972 (W. W. Norton & Company, 1973), for which she divided with Allen Ginsberg, and his Fall of America, the National Book Award for Poetry (1974). Rich's reading takes place in the large main sanctuary at the First Unitarian Church, on Franklin and Geary, in San Francisco. On a visit west, several years prior to her and her partner Michelle Cliff moving to live in Santa Cruz, CA, Rich is introduced to the audience by Poetry Center director, Kathleen Fraser. 

Note: there is an abrupt end to the video, per the original recording, as Rich returns to the podium following the applause to ask for questions from the audience.

Publisher
American Poetry Archives
Location
First Unitarian Church, San Francisco
Date
1974-04-25
Event Run Time
00:53:18
Contributors
Kathleen Fraser
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