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Audio Interview with Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich was a graduate of Radcliffe College in 1951. Her role as a feminist, teacher and poet have allowed her to publish many works of poetry including Snapshots of a Daughter-In-Law and Will to Change. While teaching at City College of New York, Swarthmore College and Columbia University in the 1970s, Rich became politically involved and adopted the women's liberation movement.

In this interview Rich reflects upon her childhood's influence upon her poetry. She also talks about her marriage and her struggles with being a lesbian and a feminist, which influenced her poetry in her newest book, Blood, Bread and Poetry.

Listen to the Adrienne Rich interview with Don Swaim, May 5, 1987
(33 min. 01sec.)

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For many years most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's studio in New York at CBS Radio. Wired for Books is proud to webcast these interviews in their entirety.

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