Adrienne Rich reads and comments on her poems at the First Unitarian Church in San Francisco, CA on April 25, 1974. The reading was sponsored by the Poetry Center of San Francisco. She is introduced by Kathy (her last name is not given). She begins with poems from her book "Diving into the Wreck" (published 1973). At 3:50 "Incipience"; 6:00 "The Stranger" (comments on its misuse by Ramparts Magazine); 12:00 "Dialogue"; 13:00 "August"; 14:00 "Phenomenology of Anger"; 23:00 "Family Romance: the brothers speak"; 26:00 "White Night"; 28:00 "Reforming the Crystal"; 31:00 "From an Old House in America". Rich's reading cut off by end of tape at 40 minutes.
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