- Name: Adrienne Rich
- Born: 05/16/1929
- Died: 03/27/2012 (82 years old)
- Occupation: Poet, non-fiction writer, essayist
Adrienne Cecile Rich (//; May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012) 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.” Rich criticized rigid forms of feminist identities, and valorized what she coined the “lesbian continuum,” which is a female continuum of solidarity and creativity that impacts and fills women’s lives.
Birth Name: Adrienne Cecile Rich
Awards: National Book Award, 1974awd, Bollingen Prize, 2003awd, Griffin Poetry Prize, 2010
Genre: Poetry, non-fiction
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Death Place: Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
Adrienne Rich quotes :
They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide...?Adrienne Rich