16 May 1929
AR, American poet, critic, theorist, and activist, was born in Baltimore
The ten-year-old AR reached print with Ariadne: A Play in Three Acts
By late 1976
AR published Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution
, a controversial yet influential volume of prose feminist analysis.
AR published another landmark work of feminist critique, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978
11 February 2011
AR's final collection of new work, titled Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010
, appeared in the year before her death.
27 March 2012
AR died at her home in Santa Cruz
, of complications from the rheumatoid arthritis which she had suffered from since her twenties.