The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

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The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde celebrates the undeniable voice of a woman who wrote, in the words of Adrienne Rich, "poems of elemental wildness and healing, nightmare and lucidity ... a poetry which extends beyond white Western politics, beyond the anger and wisdom of Black America ... These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."
"Collected here for the first time are more than three hundred poems from one of this country's major and most influential poets, representing the complete oeuvre of Audre Lorde's poetry. Lorde published nine volumes of poetry which, in her words, detail "a linguistic and emotional tour through the conflicts, fears, and hopes of the world I have inhabited." Included here are Lorde's early, previously unavailable works: The First Cities, The New York Head Shop and Museum, Cables to Rage, and From a Land Where Other People Live." --Book Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2000, ℗♭1997
ISBN: 9780393319729
Characteristics: xvii, 489 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 12, 2016

First poetry book I ever read cover-to-cover, amazing stuff. Obviously with 300-some poems the topics covered are vast and they range: deeply serious, funny, erotic, poignant, angry, calming and often tied to injustice she and others experienced. Vibrant and full of wisdom, left a deep impression

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