Here is an article in today's Los Angeles Times:
Adrienne Rich, a pioneering feminist poet and essayist who challenged what she considered to be the myths of the American dream, has died. She was 82.When I was coming out in the mid-1970s, her poetry, and especially her book Of Woman Born, were pivotal in giving me a feminist perspective on my own gayness and on the gender roles of all men and women.
Now, as we all do, she has died.
3 Quarks Daily posted one of her most powerful poems, "To keep the death of the poet from her poems...."
And so it is.