Audre Lorde Discussion Topics

Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

By what techniques does Audre Lorde convert outrage to poetry?

What is the symbolic force of boundaries in “Walking Our Boundaries”?

How does the imagery of “Coal” express Lorde’s “dark place”?

Consider The Cancer Journals as a response to the insensitivity and tactlessness that Lorde encountered among medical professionals.

What array of personal traits and experiences combined to facilitate Lorde’s uniqueness as a poet?