Title: Jayne Cortez, Adrienne Rich and the Feminist Superhero: The Poetics of Women’s Political Resistance
Date: February 17, 2017
Location: New York, New York, US
Description: One a lyric poet and essayist, the other a jazz poet, Adrienne Rich and Jayne Cortez were American poetry superheroes who produced extensive bodies of work—revealing overlapping visions of social equality in radically distinct aesthetic modes. This multi-media event brings together both poets’ historical works to champion their literary-political engagement. It highlights their feminist voices of resistance, their fight for social justice and global peace.