Adrienne Rich — American Poet born on May 16, 1929, died on March 27, 2012

Adrienne Cecile Rich was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called "one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century", and was credited with bringing "the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse.".. (wikipedia)

It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.
The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.
The mind's passion is all for singling out. Obscurity has another tale to tell.
The mother's battle for her child with sickness, with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle, waged in love and in the passion for survival.

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