Reflections on the Life and Legacy of Adrienne Rich

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Adrienne Rich, a poet and essayist who profoundly influenced a generation of modern American writers, died yesterday at the age of 82. Rich was known as the poet of the women’s movement. Her most renowned collection, "Diving into the Wreck," was published in the midst of the feminist revolution in 1971. Her poetry touched on a wide variety of social concerns, as she refused to separate her politics from her lyrical work.

With us is Jan Clausen, poet and professor at Goddard College. Professor Clausen says that she was profoundly influenced by Adrienne Rich, as were a generation of American poets. 


Jan Clausen

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

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