Friday, March 30, 2012

Adrienne Rich public intellectual and poet dies

Described as one of America's foremost public intellectuals, award-winning poet and essayist Adrienne Rich, has died aged 82.

'A poet of towering reputation and towering rage [who] brought the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse and kept it there for nearly a half-century" says the New York Times. Rich published more than 20 collections of poetry as well as essays, articles and lectures.

More here at Bookman Beattie who links to an article at The Guardian.

1 comment:

Melissa Green said...

Yes, Mary, we've lost a powerful soul today.