Through a dozen volumes of poetry and five collections of nonfiction, she influenced a generation of feminist, gay rights and anti-war activists. Rich died Tuesday at her Santa Cruz, Calif., home from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, according to her son.
Adrienne Rich was best known for her poetry, which mirrored the times in which she wrote. It grew increasingly political during the 1960s and '70s — and she was a touchstone for the feminist movement. Host Melissa Block speaks with Linda Gregerson, a poet, critic and English professor at the University of Michigan.
Jasmin Darznik left Iran as a child, knowing very little about her family's past. Years later, she found a photograph of her mother as a child-bride with a groom who was not Darznik's father. That starts a long journey of discovery that she chronicles in her book The Good Daughter. Darznik discusses her book with guest host Jacki Lyden.
Bessie and Boris Thomashefsky were mega-stars in the Yiddish theater world. Their story is told in a new documentary, written and conducted by their grandson, Michael Tilson Thomas. He also serves as music director of the San Francisco Symphony and artistic director of the New World Symphony.
For years, former sports agent Josh Luchs provided money and other benefits to college athletes, in clear violation of NCAA and NFL Players Association rules. He comes clean in a new memoir, Illegal Procedure.
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