Death of Adrienne Rich

May 16, 1929 - March 27, 2012
Santa Cruz, California | Age 82

Feminist poet and essayist dies at 82
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The Associated Press

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Adrienne Rich, a fiercely gifted, award-winning poet whose socially conscious verse influenced a generation of feminist, gay rights and anti-war activists, has died. She was 82.

Rich died Tuesday at her Santa Cruz home from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, said her son, Pablo Conrad. She had lived in Santa Cruz since the 1980s.

Through her writing, Rich explored topics such as women's rights, racism, sexuality,...

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