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Roberto Tejada

Roberto Tejada is the author of two collections of poetry, Gift+Verdict (Leroy Books, 1999) and Amulet Anatomy (Phylum Press, 2001). His book Travels in the Image Environment: Camera Culture Out of Mexico, 1900 and After is forthcoming from Minnesota.


As in Tendrils a Transparency

Spring 2006 | Essays

The work of Adrienne Rich belongs instead to a legacy that fuses surface effect with affect; whose cultural style, too, can join outrage and joy. Such affirmative promise is what Kenneth Burke referred to as one of shaping attitudes or stimulating action in other human agents; that which, in an expanded sense of the rhetorical, makes palpable the relations of power in such sight and sound activated by the spoken word.