Adrienne Rich facts for kids
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Rich in 1980
|Born||Adrienne Cecile Rich
May 16, 1929
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
|Died||March 27, 2012
Santa Cruz, California
|Occupation||Poet, non-fiction writer, essayist|
|Notable works||Diving Into the Wreck|
|Notable awards||National Book Award
|Spouse||Alfred Haskell Conrad (1953-1970; his death; 3 children)|
|Partner||Michelle Cliff (1976-2012)|
Adrienne Cecile Rich (May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012) was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She received credit for bringing attention to the oppression of women and lesbians. She wrote many fiction and non-fiction books and many poetry.
Rich was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She died from rheumatoid arthritis in Santa Cruz, California at age eighty-two. At the time Rich lived with her partner Michelle Cliff.
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Rich (right), with writers Audre Lorde (left) and Meridel Le Sueur (middle) in Austin, Texas, 1980
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