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"She caused a stir in 1997, when she declined the National Medal of Arts in protest against the House of Representatives' vote to end the National Endowment for the Arts, stating: 'I could not accept such an award from President Clinton or this White House because the very meaning of art, as I understand it, is incompatible with the cynical politics of this administration. ... (Art) means nothing if it simply decorates the dinner table of the power which holds it hostage.'" Meredith May • SF Chronicle "She accomplished in verse what Betty Friedan, author of 'The Feminine Mystique,' did in prose. In describing the stifling minutiae that had defined women’s lives for generations, both argued persuasively that women’s disenfranchisement at the hands of men must end." Margalit Fox • NYT


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