FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2006 file photo, poet Adrienne Rich addresses dinner guests after receiving the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 2006 National Book Awards ... more 
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2006 file photo, poet Adrienne Rich addresses dinner guests after receiving the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 2006 National Book Awards sponsored by The National Book Foundation in New York. Rich, whose socially conscious verse influenced a generation of feminist, gay rights and anti-war activists, has died. She was 82. Rich, who had lived in Santa Cruz since the 1980s, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at her home. Her son, Pablo Conrad, says she died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, file) less 
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