Adrienne Cecile Rich (May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012) was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She received credit for bringing attention to the oppression of women and lesbians. She wrote many fiction and non-fiction books and many poetry. Her most controversial work was Of Woman Born: Motherhood and Institution in 1976. In 1986 Rich's 1980 essay Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence against heterosexuality forced by society was published. In 1974 she won National Book Award.
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- "Poet Adrienne Rich, 82, has died". 28 March 2012.