In memory, Adrienne Rich, 1929-2012

Adrienne Rich gave us a compass. She held up a lantern. Her passing leaves a huge gap for me.

In the early 1980s, I picked an anthology called Rising Tides and found poems by Adrienne Rich. An introduction, and it took me out of the poems I’d been writing, into a new way to write and to consider–writing and living. A new way to think about this journey and the courage to take each step. I’ve faltered plenty, and I’ve been grateful for that compass, that lantern.

She leaves us her poems.

Peace, maybe now.