In this reading, Cheryl Strayed (the author of Wild) discusses the poem "Power" by Adrienne Rich. The poem comes from Rich's wider collection "A Dream of a Common Language," which has been described as an "examination of truth."
After reading the poem, what do you like most about it? What does it seem to say about the culture of power in general? Why do you think the character of Marie Curie resonated with Strayed, who is most known for hiking 1,000 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail for the purpose of finding her own truth?