Senior Project Advisor

Midori Takagi

Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Fall 1997

Keywords

Writing to survive, Women writers, writing poetry

Abstract

Audre Lorde has said “Poetry is not a luxury”; Adrienne Rich writes “Poetry is. . . survival.” (What is Found. . . 215). Poetry is a conscientious act, a recording of our understanding of our world, our experience, and of our very existence. Writing poetry we claim, however softly, the validity of what we feel, think and experience. For women, for people of color, for anyone whom the majority in society seeks to silence and discount, writing is an act of survival, a refusal to be silenced and made invisible.

Comments

Fairhaven and Honors Senior Project

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Language and languages in literature; Poetics

Subjects - Names (LCNAF)

Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012--Criticism and interpretation; Harjo, Joy--Criticism and interpretation; Yamada, Mitsuye--Criticism and interpretation

Genre/Form

student projects; term papers

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Rights Statement

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Included in

Poetry Commons

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