Adrienne Rich

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  • Carol Bere (Independent Scholar - North America)

Committed, engaged, influential, often controversial, and always courageous, Adrienne Rich has been a major voice in contemporary poetry for over five decades. Throughout a career in which she has published over sixteen volumes of poetry, and several collections of non-fiction prose, Rich has continued to pursue her concerns in her writing: the structures of society, the abuses of power, the struggles of people of conscience, the exploited, the silenced, and the relationship of the participatory drive to creativity, or to the writing of poetry. At the same time, Rich writes persuasively of intimate relationships, daily life, and explores the possibilities for happiness, or, more specifically, issues of public and private happiness. …

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Bere, Carol. "Adrienne Rich". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 November 2007
[, accessed 26 September 2016.]

Articles on Rich's works

  1. Adrienne Rich's Poetry