Adrienne Rich Remembered by Alice Walker on Democracy Now!
April 4, 2012
As many of you know, celebrated poet, feminist, and activist Adrienne Rich passed away last week at the age of 82. Her prolific works gave voice to communities that had been—and all to often continue to be—stifled, and inspired a generation of women, writers, and intellectuals. Democracy Now! invited fellow poet Alice Walker and her longtime literary agent Frances Goldin to speak on Rich’s work and influence. Aunt Lute has published work by Adrienne Rich and Alice Walker in the The Aunt Lute Anthology of American Women Writers, Volume Two and Alice Walker Banned.
Rich has been widely eulogized, from personal posts by women deeply affected by her poems to media outlets such as The Huffington Post and the The New York Times. They universally praise not only the power of Rich’s words but also her deep commitment to political and social change. While deeply saddened by the loss of this vital voice in feminist poetry, Aunt Lute is also thankful for the outpouring of respectful remembrance of Rich’s poems and her life.