Notes from a trip to Russia -- Poetry is not a luxury -- The transformation of silence into language and action -- Scratching the surface : some notes on barriers to women and loving -- Uses of the erotic : the erotic as power -- Sexism : an American disease in blackface -- An open letter to Mary Daly -- Man child : a black lesbian feminist's response -- An interview : Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich -- The Master's tools will never dismantle the Master's house -- Age, race, class, and sex : women redefining difference -- The uses of anger : women responding to racism -- Learning from the 60s -- Eye to eye : black women, hatred, and anger -- Grenada revisited : an interim report
NMAF copy purchased with funds from the S. Dillon Ripley Endowment.
ESSAYS -- The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action, p.1 -- Poetry Is Not a Luxury, p.7 -- Scratching the Surface : Some Notes on Barriers to Women and Loving, p.12 -- Uses of the Erotic : The Erotic as Power, p.22 -- Sexism: An American Disease in Blackface, p.31 -- An Open Letter to Mary Daly, p.38 -- Man Child : A Black Lesbian Feminist's Response, p.45 -- A Conversation between Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich, p.55 -- The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House, p.89 -- Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference, p.94 -- The Uses of Anger: Responding to Racism, p.107 -- Leaming from the 1960s, p.119 -- Eye to Eye : Black Women, Hatred and Anger, p.133 -- POEMS -- Equinox, p.173 -- For Each of You, p.175 -- Good Mirrors Are Not Cheap, p.177 -- Black Mother Woman, p.178 -- Love Poem, p.179 -- Dear Toni, p.180 -- Separation, p.183 -- Blackstudies, p.184 -- Martha, p.190 -- A Litany for Survival, p.200 -- Power, p.202 -- School Note, p.204 -- Sister Outsider, p.205 -- Afterimages, p.206 -- A Poem for Women in Rage, p.211 -- Need: A Choral of Black Womerı's Voices, p.215 -- Outlines, p.222
This book collects the essential essays and poems of Audre Lorde for the first time, including the classic 'The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House'. A trailblazer in intersectional feminism, Lorde's luminous writings have inspired a new generation of thinkers and writers charged by the Black Lives Matter movement. Her lyrical and incisive prose takes on sexism, racism, homophobia, and class; reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope that remain ever-more trenchant today. Also a celebrated poet, Lorde was New York State Poet Laureate until her death; her poetry and prose together produced an aphoristic and incomparably quotable style, as evidenced by the constant presence on many Women's Marches against Trump across the world. This beautiful edition honours the ways in which Lorde's work resonates more than ever thirty years after they were first published.