XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics – to which Adrienne had been a long-time subscriber and regular contributor (her work appears in issues no. 12, no. 15/16, no. 20, and no. 23) –  is creating an anthology of essays on Adrienne and her work.

This is an open call to the many writers and activists whose own work has been shaped and/or defined by the work and life of Adrienne Rich. We seek brief essays (up to 750 words) that describe encounters with the person and/or her work: a detailed memory of attending an Adrienne Rich class or reading; a commentary on a favorite poem, essay, or volume; a personal encounter with the writer herself; a recollection of a personal experience shaped, in part or in whole, by Adrienne’s politics and ethos; or, really, any brief personal or critical essay that in some critical way engages the work and/or legacy of this extraordinary guide.

Send final version of your essay to Mark Nowak (mnowak [at] me [dot] com) by September 15, 2012.