The Collected Poems Of Audre Lorde
  • The Collected Poems Of Audre Lorde
  • The Collected Poems Of Audre Lorde
  • The Collected Poems Of Audre Lorde
  • The Collected Poems Of Audre Lorde
  • The Collected Poems Of Audre Lorde
ISBN: 0393319725
EAN13: 9780393319729
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 17, 2000
Pages: 512
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 9" L x 6.4" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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

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4
   Very powerful poems. But not for the average lover of poems.
Most people find poetry to be full of love and beauty, which they will not find here unless they look real hard. The lady has some remarkable wording and even some of the lines stand on their own without adding anything more. If you can read something and appreciate even parts of it, you have accomplished a feat that has been overlooked by many others. Her poems are based on lesbian relationships that would go against the grain of most people I know, but I have read a few selected works from a web site and was attracted by her ability to weave some very pretty. That is the reason I have ordered two of her books. Since I have read the books, they are now headed for my local library. And I can guarantee that my local library will dispose of them as quickly as possible. I first checked to see if I could get them there, but not even one copy existed in the entire area.
 
5
   A beautiful voice
I bought this for my daughter, who loves poetry. Despite several courses in poetry, she had never learned anything about Audre Lorde. She is a black, civil rights activist, and feminist poet who has dedicated her creative work to addressing these injustices.
 
4
   Clear, strong poetry from a remarkable woman
For years, Audre has been a favorite of mine. My favorite poetry by hers addresses fear, courage, and strength. She is not afraid to face difficult subjects. She is also not so abstract as unreadable, but manages to get her message across beautifully.
 
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