From the self-described black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet, these soaring, urgent essays on the power of women, poetry and anger are filled with darkness and light.
Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Stevie Smith; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New Yorks underground scene to the farthest reaches of outerspace.
About the Author
Audre Lorde was a writer, feminist and civil rights activist - or, as she famously put it, Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet. Born in New York in 1934, she had her first poem published while she was still in high school. After stints as a fa