Ruth Fainlight is an award-winning poet and translator, whose collections, since Cages in 1966, have spanned five decades. In the words of A. S. Byatt, Fainlight’s poems "give us truly new visions of usual and mysterious events". A New & Collected Poems was published in 2010.
Each of Ruth Fainlight’s poems is a balancing act between thought and feeling, revealing otherness within the everyday. She read from her New and Collected Poems, covering work written over 50 years.
Adrienne Rich: Poetry and PoliticsAdrienne Rich was one of the most revered and influential American poets of the last century. In over 30 books of poetry and essays she championed the indivisibility of art and politics, offering a candid and brave articulation of feminism, sexuality, Jewish identity and civil rights. Her writing examines questions of language and history, the action of poetic imagination in change, and much more. Rich, who died in 2012, received — and occasionally resisted — multiple awa...