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December 01, 2014
The first time I read Adrienne Rich's essay "Jane Eyre: Temptations of a Motherless Woman," I was enthralled. I quickly searched her name on Google, found a video of her reading "In Those Years," and I wept openly in my classroom as my students filed in. Since that time approximately eight years ago, my love affair with her words has shaped the very foundation of who I am as a woman, lesbian, teacher, and thinker. I do not have the words for how much I miss her presence in the world. I wish her family the very best.
August 08, 2012
Adrienne you are the one who taught me to hide the smallest seed pearls between my breasts and take joy in my unbound feet Pamela Thomas
April 28, 2012
Wow. What a loss. Thank you, Adrienne, for your fabulous contributions to this world and our community. I am honored to have heard you read aloud, at home in Santa Cruz, a few times but it will never be enough...
April 12, 2012
Dear Adrienne,
In memory of your life and ongoing spirit
we have released leis in the waters of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii to say mahalo for your life at sunset today..
Love from Dr Vincent and Mary Ellen...
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Aloha Adrienne
until we meet again.....
April 10, 2012
Adrienne Rich has narrated important phases of my life since I discovered her work at age 15, 50 years ago. Most often I repeat to myself “Two women together is a work nothing in civilization has made simple.” She also wrote “our maps were out of date by years” and she helped to draw new maps. I frequently re-read the essay ON LIES, SECRETS, AND SILENCES for the rigorous and unstinting standard it sets for truth in our relationships and dealing with others. I met her and heard her read several times, and am in awe of her gimlet intelligence and use of language. Her poetry was read at my wedding, and will be read at my funeral. Indeed, a great light is gone but not extinguished.
April 03, 2012

My sincere condolences to the Rich family and dear friends. God will get you through this most difficult time. - Psalm 46:1
April 02, 2012
To Adrienne:
Thank you for your work in poems, in social justice in art.
Thank you for your graciousness, your courage, your bravery, your tenderness.
Thank you for our mutual friends, near, close, around the world.
To your family: You have shared a rare and wondererous treasure whose legacy lives on and whose love for you was never exceeded by her world stage.
Dr. Donna Bellorado, San Francisco, CA.
April 02, 2012
Haunting, beautiful images that cut through to a steel core of truth. Reading Diving Into The Wreck shifted my whole way of thinking, and gave me hope and 'a companion' over and over. Thank you for your beautiful words and your brave actions!
April 02, 2012
May heartfelt thoughts bring you comfort and loving memories bring you peace.
With Deepest Sympathy

L. Green
April 02, 2012
I got the call from you...I learned to be kinder to myself. So much respect I have for you. Many prayers to your family. What a truly remarkable journey it's been.

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Miriam helped to part the waters, Adrienne wrote for us stones of concrete that shone for us pathways to our freedom.

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