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Coal
     

Coal

by Audre Lorde
 

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Coal is one of the earliest collections of poems by a woman who, Adrienne Rich writes, "for the complexity of her vision, for her moral courage and the catalytic passion of her language, has already become, for many, an indispensable poet." A rich gathering of songs and love poems, elegies and narratives, Coal evokes views of city life that are

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Coal is one of the earliest collections of poems by a woman who, Adrienne Rich writes, "for the complexity of her vision, for her moral courage and the catalytic passion of her language, has already become, for many, an indispensable poet." A rich gathering of songs and love poems, elegies and narratives, Coal evokes views of city life that are "accident and hard-edged, and sardonic 'cables of rage' humming with their own electricity" (Helen Vendler).

Marilyn Hacker captures the essence of Lorde and her poetry: "Black, lesbian, mother, urban woman: none of Lorde's selves has ever silenced the others; the counter point among them is often the material of her strongest poems."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393044393
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1976
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
80

Meet the Author

Audre Lorde (1934-1992) published nine volumes of poetry and five works of prose. She was a recipient of many distinguished honors and awards, including honorary doctorates from Hunter, Oberlin, and Haverford Colleges, and was named New York State Poet (1991-1993).

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