The death of Adrienne Rich marks not only the end of a long and transcendent literary career — thirty books of poetry and prose, prizes beyond counting — but the end of a kind of poetry that mattered in the world beyond poetry.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has replaced Hosni Mubarak as the force that rules Egypt with an iron fist. As the one-year anniversary, January 25, approaches, the Egyptian revolution is not over.
During the eighteen-day uprising that ousted Mubarak, the army enjoyed widespread praise as "the protector of the revolution" and was applauded for not opening fire on protesters. But the afterglow has since faded away, in large part due to the military council's repressive policies.
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