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Feminist Poet Adrienne Rich

Rich's writing has been deeply political, but her recent poetry explores more personal themes. She joins Fresh Air to discuss her coming out as a lesbian, the difference between her poetry and the poetry written by men, and why she's reluctant to speak publicly about her personal life, despite being an autobiographical writer.


Other segments from the episode on June 28, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 28, 1989: Interview Adrienne Rich; Review of Virgil Thomson's album "Orchestral Music"; Interview with John Callahan; Commentary on Anglicisms in American English.


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