Adrienne Rich was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1929. She is the author of 25 poetry collections, including A Change of World (1951), winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award; Diving into the Wreck (1973), winner of the National Book Award for Poetry; and An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems, 1988-1991 (1991), winner of the Poets’ Prize. She also published seven books of non-fiction. The recipient of fellowships from the Academy of American Poets and the MacArthur Foundation, as well as the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from The Poetry Foundation, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the National Book Award, Rich was also the Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1999-2001. Rich taught at Swarthmore College and Columbia, Brandeis, Rutgers, Cornell, San Jose State, and Stanford Universities. She died in 2012.
Audio Recordings of Adrienne Rich
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Adrienne Rich reading her poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Apr. 7, 1981