The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

Author: Audre Lorde
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393254402
Release Date: 2000-02-17
Genre: Poetry

A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets. "These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."—Adrienne Rich "The first declaration of a black, lesbian feminist identity took place in these poems, and set the terms—beautifully, forcefully—for contemporary multicultural and pluralist debate."—Publishers Weekly "This is an amazing collection of poetry by . . . one of our best contemporary poets. . . . Her poems are powerful, often political, always lyrical and profoundly moving."—Chuckanut Reader Magazine "What a deep pleasure to encounter Audre Lorde's most potent genius . . . you will welcome the sheer accessibility and the force and beauty of this volume."—Out Magazine

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

Author: Audre Lorde
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393319725
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Poetry

Every poem ever published by the late poet, who is noted for the passion and vision of her poems about being African American, a lesbian, a mother, and a daughter, is collected in a definitive anthology of her work.

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

Author: Audre Lorde
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393040909
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Poetry

Every poem ever published by the late poet, who is noted for the passion and vision of her poems about being African-American, a lesbian, a mother, and a daughter, is collected in a definitive anthology of her work.

The Collected Poems

Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062669452
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Poetry

A new edition of Sylvia Plath's Pulitzer Prize-winning Collected Poems, edited and with an introduction by Ted Hughes

The Black Unicorn

Author: Audre Lorde
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393045161
Release Date: 1978
Genre: African American lesbians

"Reissued as a Norton Paperback 1995"--T.p. verso.

Coal

Author: Audre Lorde
Publisher: Norton Paperbacks
ISBN: 0393314863
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Poetry

One of the earliest collections of poems by the Caribbean-American writer, poet, and activist includes "The Woman Thing," "Summer Oracle," and "Spring People."

Our Dead Behind Us

Author: Audre Lorde
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393312380
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Poetry

A collection of poetry by the African-American activist and artist describes her personal identities as a lesbian, mother, black woman, and cancer survivor, and notes the tension created by the often conflicting drives of these identities. Reissue.

Chosen Poems Old and New

Author: Audre Lorde
Publisher: New York : Norton
ISBN: 039330017X
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Poetry

Here are the words of some of the women I have been, am being still, will come to be, writes Audre Lorde of this volume, in which she brings together many of the most important poems she has written over the past thirty years."

Warrior Poet

Author: Alexis De Veaux
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393019543
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Culled from the private writings of the black lesbian feminist poet, this chronicle of her uncompromising life covers Lorde's childhood in Harlem, her groundbreaking career as a poet, her advocacy for various causes, and her final ten years in St. Croix battling breast cancer. 15,000 first printing.

Sister Outsider

Author: Audre Lorde
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1580911862
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Collections

The fourteen essays and speeches collected in this work, several of them published for the first time, span almost a decade of this Black lesbian feminnist's work. Lorde is unflinching in her observations and is lucid and clarifying in her coverage of a range of essential topics.

I Am Your Sister

Author: Rudolph P. Byrd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199887743
Release Date: 2009-04-21
Genre: Social Science

Audre Lorde was not only a famous poet; she was also one of the most important radical black feminists of the past century. Her writings and speeches grappled with an impressive broad list of topics, including sexuality, race, gender, class, disease, the arts, parenting, and resistance, and they have served as a transformative and important foundation for theorists and activists in considering questions of power and social justice. Lorde embraced difference, and at each turn she emphasized the importance of using it to build shared strength among marginalized communities. I Am Your Sister is a collection of Lorde's non-fiction prose, written between 1976 and 1990, and it introduces new perspectives on the depth and range of Lorde's intellectual interests and her commitments to progressive social change. Presented here, for the first time in print, is a major body of Lorde's speeches and essays, along with the complete text of A Burst of Light and Lorde's landmark prose works Sister Outsider and The Cancer Journals. Together, these writings reveal Lorde's commitment to a radical course of thought and action, situating her works within the women's, gay and lesbian, and African American Civil Rights movements. They also place her within a continuum of black feminists, from Sojourner Truth, to Anna Julia Cooper, Amy Jacques Garvey, Lorraine Hansberry, and Patricia Hill Collins. I Am Your Sister concludes with personal reflections from Alice Walker, Gloria Joseph, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and bell hooks on Lorde's political and social commitments and the indelibility of her writings for all who are committed to a more equitable society.

Directed by Desire

Author: June Jordan
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
ISBN: 9781556592348
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Genre: Poetry

"Directed by Desire . . . is a powerful addition to the entire canon of American poetry."--Booklist Now in paperback, Directed by Desire is the definitive overview of June Jordan's -poetry. Collecting the finest work from Jordan's ten volumes, as well as dozens of "last poems" that were never published in Jordan's lifetime, these more than six hundred pages overflow with intimate lyricism, elegance, fury, meditative solos, and dazzling vernacular riffs. As Adrienne Rich writes in her introduction, June Jordan "wanted her readers, listeners, students, to feel their own latent power--of the word, the deed, of their own beauty and intrinsic value." From "These Poems": These poems they are things that I do in the dark reaching for you whoever you are and are you ready? The cloth edition of Directed by Desire was selected as a Library Journal Poetry Book of the Year and received the Lambda Book Award for Lesbian Poetry. June Jordan taught at UC Berkeley for many years and founded Poetry for the People. Her twenty-eight books include poetry, essays, fiction, and children's books. She was a regular columnist for The Progressive and a prolific writer whose articles appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Times, Ms. Magazine, and The Nation. After her death in 2002, a school in the San Francisco School District was renamed in her honor.

Conversations with Audre Lorde

Author: Audre Lorde
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1578066433
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

BIOGRAPHY ¨ LITERARY CRITICISM ¨ GAY & LESBIAN STUDIES--> Audre Lorde (1934Ð92), the author of eleven books of poetry, described herself as a "Black feminist lesbian poet warrior mother," but she added that this phrase was inadequate in capturing her full identity. The interviews in this collection portray the many additional sides of the Harlem-born author and activist. She was also a rebellious child of Caribbean parents, a mastectomy patient, a blue-collar worker, a college professor, a student of African mythology, an experimental autobiographer in her book titled Zami, a critic of imperialism, and a charismatic orator. Despite her intense engagement with the major social movements of her time, Lorde told interviewers that she was always an outsider, a position of weakness and of strength. Most of her schoolmates were white. She married a white legal-aid attorney, and after their divorce she was the partner of a white psychologist for many years. These intimate alliances with whites caused some African Americans of both genders to question the depth of her solidarity. Lorde expressed distrust of some white feminists and charged that they lacked real understanding of African American struggles. Writing proved to be her powerful weapon against injustice. Painfully aware that differences could provoke prejudice and violence, she promoted the bridging of barriers. These interviews reveal the sense of displacement that made Lorde a champion of the outcast and the forgotten--whether in New York, Mississippi, Berlin, or Soweto. Joan Wylie Hall, the author of Shirley Jackson: A Study of the Short Fiction, teaches English at the University of Mississippi. Her work has been published in the Faulkner Journal, Studies in Short Fiction, Mississippi Quarterly, and Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers.

Undersong

Author: Audre Lorde
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393309754
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Literary Criticism

Features poems that affirm the conflicts, fears, and hopes of the poet in words conveying vision and courage