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Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich is an American poet. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1929. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship, the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lannan Foundation, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Rich won the 1974 National Book Award for Diving Into the Wreck.

Rich refused the National Medal for the Arts in 1997 saying "I could not accept such an award from President Clinton or this White House because the very meaning of art, as I understand it, is incompatible with the cynical politics of this administration."

Her works include: