Poetry Women of Colour

The Black Unicorn: Poems

The Black Unicorn: Poems Audre Lorde Norton 1978 Filled with rage and tenderness, Audre Lorde’s most acclaimed poetry collection speaks of mothers and children, female strength and vulnerability, renewal and revenge, goddesses and warriors, ancient magic and contemporary America. These are fearless assertions of identity, told with incantatory power. I have been womanfor a long…

Collection Essays Intersectionality Lesbian Women of Colour

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Audre Lorde Crossing Press 1982 From Wikipedia: Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches is a collection of essential essays and speeches written by Audre Lorde, a woman who wrote from the particulars of her identity: Black woman, lesbian, poet, activist, cancer survivor, mother, and feminist writer. This collection, now considered a classic volume, of Lorde’s…

Autobiography Colonialism Women of Colour

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name Audre Lorde Persephone Press 1982 From Wikipedia: Zami: A New Spelling of My Name is a 1982 autobiography by American poet Audre Lorde. It started a new genre that the author calls biomythography, which combines history, biography, and myth. In the text, Lorde writes that “Zami” is “a Carriacou name for women…

Health Women of Colour

The Cancer Journals

The Cancer Journals Audre Lorde Aunt Lute Books 1980 Moving between journal entry, memoir, and exposition, Audre Lorde fuses the personal and political as she reflects on her experience coping with breast cancer and a radical mastectomy. From Penguin Random House: Long before narratives explored the silences around illness and women’s pain, Lorde questioned the…