Adrienne Rich, giant of American poetry, dies

To honor the life of Adrienne Rich, who died on Tuesday, we pair her poem "Dreamwood" with some passages from her New York Times obituary.

Adrienne Rich, the influential feminist poet and writer, died Tuesday at age 82 from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, according to news reports. The New York Times reported that Rich had the medical condition for much of her adulthood.

AP American poet, essayist and feminist Adrienne Rich outside the Warwick Hotel on November 17, 2006 in New York City, New York. Adrienne Rich, a fiercely gifted, award-winning poet whose socially conscious verse influenced a generation of feminist,

Adrienne Rich, one of the feminist movement's most powerful, influential, and accomplished writers, has passed away at the age of 82. The New York Times has a long obituary which is worth reading in full, but they

Adrienne Rich, one of the feminist movement's most powerful, influential, and accomplished writers, has passed away at the age of 82. The New York Times has a long obituary which is worth reading in full, but they