Monthly Archives: March 2012

Adrienne Rich—American Poet is Dead at 82

Anthologist and poet Rita Dove included three poems from Adrienne Rich’s The Fact of a Doorframe: selected poems, 1950-2001 in the Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry. Adrienne Rich, influential poet and writer, is dead at 82. Rich’s distinguished career … Continue reading

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Inspector Chen’s Shanghai: For the Good of the Party

Two middle-aged Chinese men meet on the Waibaidu Bridge in Shanghai—they look down at the polluted waters of the Suzhou River and reminisce of days past when the river was unpolluted and they fished for carp from the garden park … Continue reading

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Homage to Women–International Women’s Day

Homage to Women by Mico Kaufman stands in a small shaded park on Market St. in  Lowell, MA. The statue is part of the Lowell National Historical Park, which celebrates the textile industry that was founded in the mills along … Continue reading

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Celebrating Gabriel García Márquez And Ice

Gabriel García Márquez was born on this day (March 6) in 1927 in Aracataca, Colombia; he is 85 years old. In Spanish, only Cervantes is more widely read than García Márquez. García Márquez is a storyteller and one of his … Continue reading

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