But she also did not seem to feel much connection, in the end, to the social movements of the time—not to the anti-Vietnam students, not to the counterculture, nor even a clear connection to the civil rights movement.
Her poems have been widely published in anthologies and studied in literature and women's studies courses. When my first child was born, I was barely in communication with my parents. Before her marriage, she had trained seriously for years both as a concert pianist and a composer.
Adrienne Rich praised the consciousness-raising of early feminism. She had no plans to live with someone else. He was forty-five years old, had three minor children, was a success in his work, a liked and respected person. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. Many of these essays could have been written tomorrow.
Gloria Steinem makes no appearances, nor Juliet Mitchell, nor Shulamith Firestone, nor any of the writers of the great feminist tracts. And a lot more time spent with women. I feel they live in a different time-scale from us.
For years now I have believed that honest, loving and deep relations were possible—known they were possible—between men and women who have permanent relationships elsewhere. I feel a responsibility to be very lucid, to demand that you too be very lucid.