Feministing Reader Contest for Adrienne Rich Tickets in NYC

Adrienne Rich is going to be speaking at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Monday, Sept. 21 at 8 pm, and the venue was gracious enough to give Feministing two free passes for a lucky reader. I’m sure most of you know about Rich, but just in case:

She was hand-picked by W.H. Auden as a poet to watch. She refused to accept the National Medal of Arts, offered to her by former President Clinton. And at age 80, she is still prolific – as evidenced by her recent book, A Human Eye: Essay on Art in Society (W.W. Norton, April 2009). She is none other than Adrienne Rich, and she will kick off the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center ‘s 71st season by reading select works from her vast poetry oeuvre. “…Rich is still uncannily curious and idealistic, someone who continues to struggle to understand love and life and politics and war and male aggression, and what drives us apart from one another,” wrote The Forward.

So, who wants to go? The first person to write the correct answer to this trivia question in comments is the big winner (and gets to bring a guest)…

When Rich won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1974, for her collection Diving Into the Wreck, she refused to accept it individually. What other two poets did she join with in accepting the award on behalf of “all silenced women?”

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10 Comments

  1. PixieCorpse
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Audre Lord and Alice Walker.

  2. Comrade Kevin
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Alice Walker and Audre Lorde

  3. Comrade Kevin
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    A second two slow. Curses! :)

  4. Courtney
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Congrats PixieCorpse. I’ll be emailing you. Sorry Comrade Kevin. Next time…

  5. PixieCorpse
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    My heart just stopped. If I die, please give my tickets to Comrade Kevin.

  6. Comrade Kevin
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    It’s alright. I don’t even live in NYC, but you can usually get a pretty cheap bus ticket up there from DC.

  7. blissed0and0gone
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Aw man, see what I miss because I’m working, being productive and not surfing the web on company time! :-p

  8. Courtney
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    I should mention that the tickets are purdy cheap so anyone who didn’t win and wants to go should definitely look into it.

  9. clareNY
    Posted September 4, 2009 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Just bought mine! She’s one of my favorites.

  10. 92Y
    Posted September 4, 2009 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the interest in this event. We too are looking forward to it.
    And we would like to offer you another chance to win two tickets. On our blog here: http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/92y_blog_reader_contest_for_adrienne_rich_tickets/
    We have another trivia question for you. The first correct answer we receive in the comments of that post will win two tickets to Adrienne Rich on Sep 21.
    Good luck!
    http://blog.92y.org/index.php/weblog/item/92y_blog_reader_contest_for_adrienne_rich_tickets/

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