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Living in Sin

Living in Sin


by Adrienne Rich

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In 1997, Adrienne Rich declined the National Medal of Arts because she felt the policies of President Clinton and his administration were at odds with the principles that guided her art. (Source.)

Similarly, when Rich was awarded the National Book Award in 1974, she accepted it only on behalf of all women, and she shared the award with the other nominees. (Source.)

Rich was the mother of three children, but she credits motherhood as the source of her radical beliefs. (Source.)

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