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Adrienne Rich on Lying, What “Truth” Really Means, and the Alchemy of Human Possibility
Adrienne Rich on Lying, What “Truth” Really Means, and the Alchemy of Human Possibility

“The possibilities that exist between two people, or among a group of people, are a kind of alchemy. They are the most interesting thing in life. The liar is someone who keeps losing sight of these possibilities.”

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How Relationships Refine Our Truths: Adrienne Rich on the Dignity of Love
How Relationships Refine Our Truths: Adrienne Rich on the Dignity of Love

“We can count on so few people to go that hard way with us.”

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Adrienne Rich on Love, Loss, Public vs. Private Happiness, and the Creative Process
Adrienne Rich on Love, Loss, Public vs. Private Happiness, and the Creative Process

“No one’s fated or doomed to love anyone. The accidents happen.”

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Adrienne Rich on Why an Education Is Something You Claim, Not Something You Get
Adrienne Rich on Why an Education Is Something You Claim, Not Something You Get

“Responsibility to yourself means that you don’t fall for shallow and easy solutions.”

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Why Adrienne Rich Became the Only Person to Decline the National Medal of Arts
Why Adrienne Rich Became the Only Person to Decline the National Medal of Arts

“I don’t think we can separate art from overall human dignity and hope.”

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Adrienne Rich’s 1968 Poem “Gabriel” Read by Tom O’Bedlam
Adrienne Rich’s 1968 Poem “Gabriel” Read by Tom O’Bedlam

“I get your message Gabriel / just will you stay looking / straight at me / awhile longer”

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