Rich, Adrienne

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Rich, Adrienne Gender: F
Adrienne Cecile Rich
born on 16 May 1929 at 15:10 (= 3:10 PM )
Place Baltimore, Maryland, 39n17, 76w37
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: CAH
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 25°27' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 07°40 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 07°59'

File:Adrienne Rich, Trumansburg, New York, October 2001.jpg
Adrienne Rich (in 2001)
photo: Katharyn Howd Machan, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American writer known for intensely personal, political poetry which reflects the feminist revolution. She has won the National Book Award. Raised in an affluent, literary family, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Radcliffe. In 1951 she was first published with "A Change of World." Rich taught as a Columbia professor 1967-1969 and professor of English at Rutgers after 1976. She is a translator of Dutch, Yiddish and Russian poems.

Rich married 6/26/1953, had three sons and was widowed 10/20/1970.

In 1976, Rich began her partnership with Jamaican-born novelist and editor Michelle Cliff, which lasted until Rich's death. In her controversial work 'Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution,' published the same year, Rich acknowledged that, for her, lesbianism was a political as well as a personal issue, writing, "The suppressed lesbian I had been carrying in me since adolescence began to stretch her limbs."

Rich died on March 27, 2012, at the age of 82 in her Santa Cruz, California home, from long-term rheumatoid arthritis. She was survived by her sons, two grandchildren and her partner Michelle Cliff.

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1951 (First book published)
  • Relationship : Marriage 26 June 1953 (17 year marriage)
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  • Work : New Career 1967 (Professor at Columbia)
  • Work : New Job 1976 (Professor at Rutgers)
  • Death by Disease 27 March 2012 (Rheumatoid arthritis, Age 82)
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Source Notes

Contemporary American Horoscopes


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Phi Beta Kappa, Radcliffe)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Educationally advantaged, affluent family)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (17 years, widowed)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three sons)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Lesbian
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of English)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Languages (Translator of three languages)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (National Book Award)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women