Adrienne Rich

Rookie (16 May 1929 – 27 March 2012 / Baltimore, Maryland)

Stepping Backward



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Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003
Edited: Thursday, March 29, 2012

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  • Rookie Phyllis St George (6/7/2009 9:54:00 PM)

    I looked up this poem because of a reference to it in the book, The Fading Smile: Poets in Boston, from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath,1955 - 1960, by Peter Davison. Poet Philip Booth on p.124 said 'I still think that 'Stepping Backward' is one of the most remarkable love poems ever to be written by a young poet, when she was nineteen, or something.' I find that this poem is well worth looking up. (Report) Reply

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