Off-topic post.

Adrienne Rich, a great hero of mine, died yesterday. A tribute by Slate contributor Meghan O’Rourke.

The NY Times obit.

Katha Pollitt on Rich as a great poet.

Also, bluegrass great Earl Scruggs died yesterday. He was born up the road from me in Shelby, NC.

How very fortunate I feel to be living in the same world they did and to have their art.