Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich was one of the most influential feminist writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her collections of poems and essays won numerous awards over her lifetime and since her death. Her first collection was published in 1951 and was titled A Change of World. Read more about Adrienne Rich.

A Mark of Resistance by Adrienne Rich

‘A Mark of Resistance’ by Adrienne Rich is a poem about individual resistance. The poet voices her solidarity with those who face discrimination from society.

Amends by Adrienne Rich

‘Amends’ by Adrienne Rich is a beautiful poem in which the poet depicts the moon. She describes its presence in the sky and the peace it brings to humanity.

Dreamwood by Adrienne Rich

‘Dreamwood’ by Adrienne Rich jumps between the incredible imagination of a child to the wiser outlook of an older woman.

Living in Sin by Adrienne Rich

‘Living in Sin’ by Adrienne Rich is a deeply evocative poem. In it, the poet depicts a woman’s exceptions and contrasts them with reality.

Peeling Onions by Adrienne Rich

‘Peeling Onions’ by Adrienne Rich is an introspective poem. In it, the poet uses the metaphor of peeling onions to define her complex thoughts.

Power by Adrienne Rich

‘Power’ by Adrienne Rich is a memorable poem that focuses on the power of Marie Curie and the impact she made on her field.

Top 10 Adrienne Rich Poems

On this list readers will find ten of the best Adrienne Rich poems. These pieces demonstrate her incredible originality and why she’s considered one of the most important poets of the 20th century.

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