Adrienne Rich

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Adrienne Rich (born May 16, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American feminist poet, teacher, and writer. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship, the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lannan Foundation, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Rich won the 1974 National Book Award for Diving Into the Wreck.

Rich refused the National Medal for the Arts in 1997 saying, "I could not accept such an award from President Clinton or this White House because the very meaning of art, as I understand it, is incompatible with the cynical politics of this administration."

On February of 2003, Rich, along with other poets, in protest of the Iraq War, refused to attend a White House symposium on "Poetry and the American Voice." [1] (http://www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/49/)

It was announced on March 18, 2005 that Rich had won the 2004 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for School Among the Ruins.

Works

Her works include:

  • A Change of World (Yale UP, 1951)
  • The Diamond Cutters and Other Poems (Harper, 1955)
  • Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law: Poems, 1954-1962 (Harper, 1963)
  • Necessities of Life (Norton, 1966)
  • Leaflets: Poems, 1965-1968 (Norton, 1969)
  • The Will to Change: Poems, 1968-1970 (Norton, 1971)
  • Diving Into the Wreck: Poems, 1971-1972 (Norton, 1973)
  • Poems: Selected and New, 1950-1974 (Norton, 1974)
  • Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution (Norton, 1976)
  • Twenty-One Love Poems (Effie's Press, 1977)
  • The Dream of a Common Language: Poems, 1974-1977 (Norton, 1978)
  • On Lies, Secrets and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978 (Norton, 1979)
  • A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far: Poems, 1978-1981 (Norton, 1981)
  • Sources (Heyeck Press, 1983)
  • The Fact of a Doorframe: Poems Selected and New, 1950-1984 (Norton, 1984)
  • Your Native Land, Your Life (Norton, 1986)
  • Blood, Bread and Poetry: Selected Prose, 1979-1986 (Norton, 1986)
  • Time's Power: Poems, 1985-1988 (Norton, 1988)
  • An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems, 1988-1991 (Norton, 1991)
  • Collected Early Poems, 1950-1970 (Norton, 1993)
  • What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics (Norton, 1993)
  • Dark Fields of the Republic, 1991-1995 (Norton, 1995)
  • Midnight Salvage: Poems 1995-1998 (1999)
  • Fox: Poems 1998-2000 (Norton 2001)
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