Word of the Week: Coalesce

As in: “For a poem to coalesce, for a character or an action to take shape, there has to be an imaginative transformation of reality which is in no way passive (Rich, 2003, pp.173-174).” Book Cover: Adrienne Rich's poetry and prose: Poems, prose, reviews, and criticism

Rich, A (2003). When we dead awaken: Writing as re-vision. In Gelpi, B. C.,& Gelpi, A., & Rich, A. (Eds.), Adrienne Rich’s poetry and prose: Poems, prose, reviews, and criticism (pp. 166-177). New York, NY: W.W. Norton.

For definitions of coalesce, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.

To learn more about Adrienne Rich and her poetry see the Encyclopedia of feminist literary theory (available through Credo Reference).

 

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