Rest In Peace, Adrienne Rich. Yes, Poetry Does Matter.
It really does. Poetry matters.
Adrienne Rich mattered. To me. As a kid growing up and finding my voice, as a high school student, then a university student, a hardcore academic after that and even now, as a woman, a wife, a mother. Always as an English Lit. major, a writer, a poet at heart.
Adrienne Rich is one of only a handful of strong, authentic, unafraid female poets who have had an unequivocal impact on me.