Mark and Seamus turn to the life and work of Adrienne Rich, in whose poems the personal becomes not only political, but epic.
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Series one of Modern-ish Poets looks at Philip Larkin, W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Thomas Hardy, Stevie Smith, A. E. Housman, Wallace Stevens, Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney and Robert Lowell.
Image: Adrienne Rich in 1966 (Bettmann)