Biography of Adrienne Rich

  • Full Name: Adrienne Rich
  • Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Date of Birth: Sunday, May 16, 1920
  • Zodiac: Taurus
  • Hobby: Poetry~Story Narration 
  • Nationality: United States
  • Education: Roland Park County School and Radcliffe College
Born in Baltimore, Maryland from partner Arnold and Helen Rich, Adrienne Cecile Rich is one of the poets and writers from the United States the world's best known modern literature. Being the eldest of two brothers, father Rich is an expert pathologist and his mother a pianist.

Rich young always have the support of his father to continue reading and practicing writing his own poetry. When adulthood, Rich much inspiration from the works of other great writers like Henrik Ibsen, Matthew Arnold, William Blake, John Keats, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Adrienne Rich
After obtaining his diploma at Radcliffe College, Rich began issuing his works to the public and issued its first anthology, titled A Change of World, which landed awards Yale Series of Younger Poets Award of him. Shortly thereafter, the woman who wrote how his father's ambitions for him into a poem entitled Sources and After Dark, obtain a Guggenheim fellowship to study at Oxford.

Married with Alferd Haskell Conrad in 1953, the couple was blessed with 3 children. The birth of his first son David, along with the release of the second poetry collection, A Diamond Cutter. After the birth of her last son, Jacob, Rich more actively into the world of writing and releasing her third collection, Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law in the year 1963. 1966, Rich and his family moved to New York where active Rich became a member of the left wing, the rejection of war , and the feminist movement.

Between 1967 and 1970, Rich actively teaching at various universities such as, Swarthmore College and Columbia University School of the Arts. At the end of 1970, Conrad and Rich parted. After that Rich has focused on various anti-war movement and feminism, writing, and teaching. Rich died on March 27, 2012 at the age of 82 years at her home in Santa Cruz, California.

  • 1950: Yale Younger Poets Award for A Change of World.
  • 1952: Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 1960: National Institute of Arts and Letters Award
  • 1970: Shelley Memorial Award
  • 1974: National Book Award for Poetry for Diving into the Wreck [15]
  • 1979: Honorary Doctorate Smith College
  • 1986: Inaugural Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize
  • 1989: Honorary doctorate from Harvard University
  • 1989: National Poetry Association Award for Distinguished Service to the Art of Poetry
  • 1990: William Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement (for essays on gay and lesbian)
  • 1991: Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service
  • 1991: Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences [32]
  • 1992: Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
  • 1992: The Poets' Prize for the Atlas of the Difficult World
  • 1992: Frost Medal
  • 1992: the Academy of American Poets Fellowship
  • 1994: MacArthur Fellowship
  • 1996: Wallace Stevens Award
  • 1997: National Medal of Arts (rejected)
  • 1999: Lifetime Achievement Award from the Lannan Foundation
  • 2006: National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters
  • 2010: Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Poetry Prize