Help me identify a poem by Adrienne Rich?
March 10, 2012 3:03 AM   Subscribe

Help me identify the poem by Adrienne Rich to which the title of Ghazal on Half a Line by Adrienne Rich, by Marilyn Hacker, refers?
posted by Bufo_periglenes to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I think it's from "The Tourist and the Town":
                                  Only sometimes
In certain towns she opens certain letters
Forwarded on from bitter origins....
It appears in The Diamond Cutters (1955), and Selected Poems (1996).
posted by steef at 4:50 AM on March 10, 2012 [3 favorites]

steef is correct. I have heard Hacker read the poem, and sometimes she reads "The Tourist and the Town" first.
posted by Sidhedevil at 10:09 AM on March 10, 2012

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