Adrienne Rich

A disappointing “biography” of Adrienne Rich, which was more like a textbook for gay history, with little insert blurbs explaining Stonewall Riots, The Lavender Scare, etc. Maybe part of the problem was that Rich was still alive when Sickel wrote this? She essentially took material from Rich’s prose, interviews conducted with other journalists, and mashed it up into a pseudo-bio. Contained no insider information about what I’m trying to discover about Rich, the backstory to sharing the 1974 National Book Award with Audre Lorde and Alice Walker for Diving into the Wreck.