Born in Baltimore, Maryland to Arnold and Helen Rich, Adrienne Cecile Rich is one of the most famous poets and writers from the United States of the world of modern literature. Being the eldest of two brothers, Rich’s father was a pathologist and her mother was a pianist. Little Rich always gets support from her father to continue reading and practicing writing her own poems. When she was an adult, Rich gained much inspiration from the work of other great writers such as Henrik Ibsen, Matthew Arnold, William Blake, John Keats, and Dante Gabriel Rosetti.
After obtaining her diploma at Radcliffe College, Rich began to publish her works to the public and issued her first anthology entitled A Change of World, which landed the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award for him. Shortly thereafter, the woman who wrote how her father’s ambitions of her into poetry was titled Sources and After Dark, obtained a Guggenheim scholarship to study at Oxford.
Married to Alferd Haskell Conrad in 1953, the couple was blessed with 3 children. The birth of her first child David, along with the release of her second poetry collection, A Diamond Cutter. After the birth of her last son, Jacob, Rich was more active in the world writing and releasing her third collection, Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law in 1963. 1966, Rich and her family moved to New York where Rich actively became a member of the left wing, rejection of war and feminist movements.
Between 1967 and 1970, Rich actively taught at various universities such as, Swarthmore College and Columbia University School of the Arts. In the late 1970s, Conrad and Rich separated. After that Rich focused her attention on various anti-war and feminist movements, writing, and teaching. Rich died on March 27, 2012, at the age of 82 at her home in Santa Cruz, California.
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Full Name: Adrienne Rich
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Birthday: Sunday, May 16, 1920
Hobby: Poetry | Story Narration
Citizen: United States
Mother: Helen Elizabeth Rich
Father: Arnold Rice Rich
Husband: Alfred Haskell Conrad
Child: David, Paul, Jacob