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By Audre Lorde | Comments: ( 933 ) | Date: ( Jan 21, 2020 )

As Marilyn Hacker has written, Black, lesbian, mother, cancer survivor, urban woman none of Lorde s selves has ever silenced the others the counterpoint among them is often the material of her strongest poems.


  • Title: Our Dead Behind Us: Poems
  • Author: Audre Lorde
  • ISBN: 9780393312386
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde is a revolutionary Black feminist Lorde s poetry was published very regularly during the 1960s in Langston Hughes 1962 New Negro Poets, USA in several foreign anthologies and in black literary magazines During this time, she was politically active in civil rights, anti war, and feminist movements Her first volume of poetry, The First Cities 1968 , was published by the Poet s Press and edited by Diane di Prima, a former classmate and friend from Hunter College High School Dudley Randall, a poet and critic, asserted in his review of the book that Lorde does not wave a black flag, but her blackness is there, implicit, in the bone Her second volume, Cables to Rage 1970 , which was mainly written during her tenure at Tougaloo College in Mississippi, addressed themes of love, betrayal, childbirth and the complexities of raising children It is particularly noteworthy for the poem Martha , in which Lorde poetically confirms her homosexuality W e shall love each other here if ever at all Later books continued her political aims in lesbian and gay rights, and feminism In 1980, together with Barbara Smith and Cherr e Moraga, she co founded Kitchen Table Women of Color Press, the first U.S publisher for women of colour Lorde was State Poet of New York from 1991 to 1992.Read More



Comments Our Dead Behind Us: Poems

  • Katie

    Powerful stuff.And such a broad geography/timeline of women it covers. You know, since she was a Black, female, lesbian poet who faced cancer etc etc and had such eyes on the world:" Some women wait for themselves Around the next corner And call the empty spot peace But the opposite of living Is only not living And the stars do not care. Some women wait for something To change and nothing Does change So they change Themselves. "


  • Kristy

    Tough to read if you plan on just casually perusing poetry. Her poems are painful, but in a wonderfully cathartic way.


  • Lara

    Yet another 5 stars for an Audre Lorde poetry collection! She's breaking all kind of records for me here, but I should no longer be surprised. The previous few collections have felt raw and powerful, and this one feels the same, but in a different way--maybe cozy in its language somehow, and, as another reviewer mentions, Lorde really focuses on the little things in life here--small moments that, by themselves are not much, but in Lorde's hands they become part of a bigger story, and it's really [...]


  • Shelby

    Lorde is one of those poets I wish I'd studied in the classroom, because I know I miss so much just reading her on my own. 3.5 stars, though, for the things I unequivocally got.


  • Mike Jensen

    Lorde is a lauded poet published by a major house, so I assume her quality. I must have a blind spot when it comes to her work. I did not like a single poem in this collection. I disliked different poems for one of three reasons. The first are poems I do not understand. After multiple readings, I do not believe the author gives us enough information for these poems to make sense. Perhaps some words are coded for those in the know?She has a way of treating the mundane as if it is momentous. Perha [...]


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