A Thinking Woman Sleeps With Monsters: RIP Adrienne Rich

If you haven’t already heard through the Interether, poet Adrienne Rich died today at the age of 82. I thought I would just briefly honor her memory with a series of photos and my favorite moment in Adrienne Rich history, which was also memorialized by the LA Times. Style comes in all sorts of forms and Ms. Rich had a very specific personal style that complimented her personality well (what I know of her personality through her writing).

From the Times article:

Selected for the National Medal for the Arts in 1997, the highest award given to artists, Rich refused it.

“The radical disparities of wealth and power in America are widening at a devastating rate,” she wrote in a letter addressed to then-President Clinton. “A president cannot meaningfully honor certain token artists while the people at large are so dishonored.”

RIP, Ms. Rich.

            Called in to the dead: why didn’t you write?

                      What should I have asked you?

                       —what would have been the true

                      unlocking code

                        if all of them failed—


About Michael von Braithwaite

Does it look like I'd wear it on a boat, at an eccentric person's estate or accompanied by a peacock on a chain? Yeah, I'll probably buy that.

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