Wendy Martin, American Triptych: Ann Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich (University of North Carolina, 1984) 282 pp. 

Martin looks at the poetry of three widely varying American women drawing connections between the work and circumstances of their lives in the 17th, 19th and 2oth centuries. Martin’s five chapters on Adrienne Rich discuss her poetry, politics and life, with reference to published work up through A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far: Poems 1978-1981.