The Selected Works of Audre Lorde

November 1, 2020
The Selected Works of Audre Lorde

A definitive selection of prose and poetry from theself-described "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet," for a newgeneration of readers.Audre Lorde is an unforgettable voice in twentieth-centuryliterature, one of the first to center the experiences of black,queer women. Her incisive essays and passionate poetry—alive withsensuality, vulnerability, and rage—remain indelible contributionsto intersectional feminism, queer theory, and critical racestudies.This essential reader showcases twelve landmark essays and morethan sixty poems, selected and introduced by one of our mostpowerful contemporary voices on race and gender, Roxane Gay.The essays include "The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle theMaster's House," "I Am Your Sister," and excerpts from the NationalBook Award–winning A Burst of Light.The poems are drawn from Lorde's nine volumes, includingNational Book Award nominee The Land Where Other PeopleLive.As Gay writes in her astute introduction, The Selected Worksof Audre Lorde celebrates "an exemplar of publicintellectualism who is as relevant in this century as she was inthe last."