Adrienne Rich

1929 - 2012

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Adrienne Cecile Rich (; May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012) was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called "one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century", and was credited with bringing "the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse." Rich criticized rigid forms of feminist identities, and valorized what she coined the "lesbian continuum," which is a female continuum of solidarity and creativity that impacts and fills women's lives.Her first collection of poetry, A Change of World, was selected by renowned poet W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. Auden went on to write the introduction to the published volume. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adrienne Rich has received more than 677,648 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Adrienne Rich is the 2,500th most popular writer (up from 2,545th in 2019), the 3,192nd most popular biography from United States (down from 3,063rd in 2019) and the 292nd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Adrienne Rich ranks 2,500 out of 5,794. Before her are Rahman Baba, Jacques Amyot, Albert Cossery, Asconius Pedianus, Thorbjørn Egner, and Peter Mayle. After her are Dominique Lapierre, Guido Gezelle, Dacia Maraini, Erinna, Francisco Ayala, and Giacomo da Lentini.

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Among people born in 1929, Adrienne Rich ranks 181Before her are Nadja Tiller, Charles Tilly, Luis García Meza, Julinho, Fred Sinowatz, and Camilo Torres Restrepo. After her are Link Wray, Arnold Palmer, Gastone Moschin, Gérard de Villiers, Jack Higgins, and Josef Suk. Among people deceased in 2012, Adrienne Rich ranks 131Before her are Iajuddin Ahmed, Ignatius Moses I Daoud, Marie Colvin, Lars Hörmander, Maria Emanuel, Margrave of Meissen, and Estanislau Basora. After her are Besse Cooper, Jean Laplanche, Marcos Alonso, Dilhan Eryurt, Bohdan Stupka, and Eiko Ishioka.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Adrienne Rich ranks 3,192 out of 15,968. Before her are Booker T. Washington (1856), Charlie Haden (1937), Ted Williams (1918), Bernie Mac (1957), Patsy Cline (1932), and Philip Michael Thomas (1949). After her are Red Auerbach (1917), Serena Williams (1981), Robert Stroud (1890), Besse Cooper (1896), John Ritter (1948), and Stuart Gordon (1947).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Adrienne Rich ranks 292Before her are Mary Baker Eddy (1821), Jack Williamson (1908), Richard Wright (1908), Richard Ford (1944), Terence McKenna (1946), and Booker T. Washington (1856). After her are Erica Jong (1942), Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892), Horace McCoy (1897), Herman Wouk (1915), Carl Bernstein (1944), and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815).