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Adrienne Rich

Adrienne RichAKA Adrienne Cecile Rich

Born: 16-May-1929
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Died: 27-Mar-2012
Location of death: Santa Cruz, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: An Atlas of the Difficult World

Father: Arnold Rich
Mother: Helen Elizabeth Jones (composer and pianist)
Husband: Alfred H. Conrad (Harvard economist, m. 1953, sep., d. 1970 suicide, three sons)
Son: David Conrad (b. 1955)
Son: Paul Conrad (b. 1957)
Son: Jacob Conrad (b. 1959)
Girlfriend: Michelle Cliff (together 1976 until her death)

    University: Radcliffe College (1951)
    Professor: Visiting professor, Brandeis University (1972-73)
    Professor: Visiting professor, Scripps College (1983-84)
    Professor: Visiting professor, Stanford University (1984-86)
    Professor: English, Stanford University (1986-93)

    National Book Award for Poetry 1974 for Diving into the Wreck
    Bollingen Prize in Poetry 2003
    MacArthur Fellowship 1994-99
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1952
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1961
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    American Academy of Arts and Letters
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Women Against Pornography
    Risk Factors: Arthritis

Author of books:
A Change of World (1951, poetry)
Necessities of Life: Poems 1962-1965 (1966, poetry)
Diving into the Wreck (1973, poetry)
The Dream of a Common Language (1978, poetry)
The Fact of a Doorframe: Poems Selected and New 1950-1984 (1984, poetry)
Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution (1986)
Time's Power: Poems 1985-1988 (1989, poetry)
An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991 (1991, poetry)
Collected Early Poems: 1950-1970 (1993, poetry)
What is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics (1993, essays)
Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems 1991-1995 (1995, poetry)
Midnight Salvage: Poems 1995-1998 (1999, poetry)
Fox: Poems 1998-2000 (2001, poetry)
Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations (2001, essays)


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