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Adrienne Rich (poet)

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Who is Adrienne Rich?

Adrienne Rich: Adrienne Cecile Rich was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called "one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century", and was credited with bringing "the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse.

  • also known as Adrienne Cecile Rich; Rich, Adrienne
  • born on (85 years ago) in Baltimore, child of Arnold Rice Rich and Helen Elizabeth Jones Rich
  • ethnicity: White American
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education:
  • profession: Writer, poet, essayist
  • Marriage with Alfred H. Conrad between and (17 years)
  • died on in Santa Cruz
  • written works: "On Lies, Secrets and Silence", "Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972", "Collected early poems, 1950-1970", "A change of world", "Poetry & commitment", "An Atlas of the Difficult World", "Time's Power", "Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems 1991-1995", "Necessities of life", "Twenty-One Love Poems", "The meaning of our love for women is what we have constantly to expand", "The fact of a doorframe", "Snapshots of a daughter-in-law", "Arts of the Possible", "Telephone ringing in the labyrinth", "The Will to Change", "Leaflets", "The dream of a common language", "Women and Honor", "Tracking the Contradictions", "Your Native Land, Your Life", "Selected poems, 1950-1995", "The diamond cutters", "A wild patience has taken me this far", "What is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics", "Midnight Salvage: Poems 1995-1998", "Oscuros Campos de La Republica - Poemas 1991-1995", "The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004", "Fox: Poems 1998-2000", "Blood, Bread, and Poetry", "Poems: selected and new, 1950-1974", "Adrienne Rich's poetry and prose", "Not I, but death", "Song", "A human eye", "White night", "Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010", "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada (Poetry)
      • nominated to National Book Award for Poetry - "The diamond cutters"
      • nominated to National Book Award for Poetry - "Necessities of life"
      • nominated to National Book Award for Poetry - "Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972"
      • National Book Award for Poetry - "Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972"
      • Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
      • nominated to Lambda Literary Award for Poetry - "Time's Power"
      • nominated to Pulitzer Prize for Poetry - "Time's Power"
      • nominated to Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry - "An Atlas of the Difficult World"
      • nominated to National Book Award for Poetry - "An Atlas of the Difficult World"
      • Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service (Literature)
      • Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry - "An Atlas of the Difficult World"
      • nominated to Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award - "An Atlas of the Difficult World"
      • nominated to Pulitzer Prize for Poetry - "An Atlas of the Difficult World"
      • Poets' Prize - "An Atlas of the Difficult World"
      • Robert Frost Medal
      • nominated to Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Studies - "What is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics"
      • MacArthur Fellowship - "Poetry"
      • nominated to Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry - "Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems 1991-1995"
      • Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry - "Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems 1991-1995"
      • Wallace Stevens Award
      • nominated to Neustadt International Prize for Literature
      • nominated to Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry - "Midnight Salvage: Poems 1995-1998"
      • Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award
      • nominated to Pulitzer Prize for Poetry - "Midnight Salvage: Poems 1995-1998"
      • nominated to Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry - "Fox: Poems 1998-2000"
      • Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry - "Fox: Poems 1998-2000"
      • Bollingen Prize
      • nominated to Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry - "The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004"
      • nominated to National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry - "The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004"
      • National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry - "The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004"
      • Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters
      • nominated to National Book Award for Poetry - "Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010"

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8th May 1987: American poet Adrienne Rich gestures and smiles while sitting in an office at W. W. Norton Publishers, 500 Fifth Avenue, New York City. (Photo by Neal Boenzi/New York Times Co./Getty Images)

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