Adrienne Cecile Rich (1929, Maryland – 2012, California) was an American lesbian poet, essayist, intellectual, critic and activist. Death at the age of 82. As a student, her poems won the prestigious Yale Prize for young poetry, from which A change of world (1951) emerged, which showed his formal technique.
Her next work, Diving into the wreck, shows the transformation of well-worked but imitative poetry to an energetic personal style. Her growing commitment to the feminist movement influenced many of her works. Her poetic work, together with that of Audre Lorde and Alice Walker, have inspired the struggle not only of North American feminists but also of Latin America.