Audre Lorde Poetry: American Poets Analysis - Essay

Audre Lorde Poetry: American Poets Analysis

(Poets and Poetry in America)

Audre Lorde called herself a “black lesbian feminist warrior poet.” At the heart of her work as poet, essayist, teacher, and lecturer lies an intense and relentless exploration of personal identity. Beyond the stunning portrayals of her deepest insights and emotions, her work is filled with powerful evocations of universal survival. The substance of her poetry and essays always reaches beyond the individual self into deep concerns for all humanity. Progressively, her work reveals an increasing awareness of her West Indian heritage in relation to her place in American society and its values.

All of Audre Lorde’s poems, essays, and speeches are deeply personal renditions of a compassionate writer, thinker, and human...

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