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Adrienne Rich
Rich in 1980
Rich in 1980
Born Adrienne Cecile Rich
(1929-05-16)May 16, 1929
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died March 27, 2012(2012-03-27) (aged 82)
Santa Cruz, California
Occupation Poet, non-fiction writer, essayist
Education Radcliffe College
Genre Poetry, non-fiction
Notable works Diving Into the Wreck
Notable awards National Book Award

Bollingen Prize

Griffin Poetry Prize
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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