The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

by Audre Lorde
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393319725

ISBN-13: 9780393319729

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets.
"These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."—Adrienne Rich "The first declaration of a black, lesbian feminist identity took place in these poems, and set the terms—beautifully, forcefully—for contemporary multicultural and pluralist debate."&

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A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets.
"These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."—Adrienne Rich "The first declaration of a black, lesbian feminist identity took place in these poems, and set the terms—beautifully, forcefully—for contemporary multicultural and pluralist debate."—Publishers Weekly "This is an amazing collection of poetry by . . . one of our best contemporary poets. . . . Her poems are powerful, often political, always lyrical and profoundly moving."—Chuckanut Reader Magazine "What a deep pleasure to encounter Audre Lorde's most potent genius . . . you will welcome the sheer accessibility and the force and beauty of this volume."—Out Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393319729
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
489
Sales rank:
212,121
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents



The First Cities (1968)
Memorial II
"I Die for All Mysterious Things"
A Family Resemblance
Coal
What My Child Learns of the Sea
Now that I Am Forever with Child
Bridge through My Windows
Second Spring
Spring III
Gemini
To a Girl Who Knew What Side Her Bread Was Buttered On
Nightstone
Father Son and Holy Ghost
Pirouette
Generation
Echo
Oaxaca
Father, the Year Is Fallen
If You Come Softly
Suffer the Children
A Child Shall Lead
A Lover's Song
Return
Suspension

Cables To Rage (1970)
Rites of passage
Summer oracle
Song
Spring people
Rooming houses are old women
Bloodbirth
After a first book
Martha
And what about the children
The dozens
The woman thing
A poem for a poet
Conversation in crisis
Sowing
Making it
On a night of the full moon
Fantasy and conversation
Dreams bite...

From A Land Where Other People Live (1973)
For Each of You
The Day They Eulogized Mahalia
Equinox
Progress Report
Good Mirrors Are Not Cheap
Black Mother Woman
As I Grow Up Again
The Seventh Sense
New Year's Day
Teacher
Moving Out or The End of Cooperative Living
Moving In
Neighbors
Change of Season
Generation II
Love, Maybe
Relevant Is Different Points on the Circle
Signs
Conclusion
A Song of Names and Faces
Movement Song
The Winds of Orisha
Who Said It Was Simple
Dear Toni
Prologue

New York Head Shop and Museum (1974)
New York City 1970
To My Daughter the Junkie on A Train
To Desi As Joe As Smoky the Lover Of 115th Street
The American Cancer Society
A Sewerplant Grows In Harlem
A Birthday Memorial to Seventh Street
One Year to Life On The Grand Central Shuttle
The Workers Rose On May Day
Cables to Rage
Keyfood
A Trip on The Staten Island Ferry
My Fifth Trip To Washington Ended In
Northeast Delaware
Now
To the Girl Who Lives In A Tree
Barren
Hard Love Rock #II
Memorial IV
Love Poem
Mentor
The Fallen
Separation
Even
Memorial III from A Phone Booth On Broadway
And Don't Think I Won't Be Waiting
For My Singing Sister
Monkeyman
Naturally
Song for A Thin Sister
Release Time
Revolution Is One Form Of Social Change
Oya
All Hallows Eve
Ballad from Childhood
Times Change And We Change With Them
To Marie, in Flight
The Bees
Viet-Nam Addenda
Visit To A City Out Of Time
The Brown Menace
Sacrifice
Blackstudies

Coal (1976)
Rites of Passage
Father Son and Holy Ghost
Coal
Rooming Houses Are Old Women
The Woman Thing
Oaxaca
Summer Oracle
Generation
A Family Resemblance
Song
On a Night of the Full Moon
Now That I Am Forever with Child
What My Child Learns of the Sea
Spring People
Poem for a Poet
Story Books on a Kitchen Table
Pirouette
Hard Love Rock
Father the Year Has Fallen
Gemini
Bridge through My Window
Conversations in Crisis
The Maiden
When the Saints Come Marching in
On Midsummer's Eve
Dreams Bite
Suspension
A Child Shall Lead
Afterlove
The Dozens
And What About the Children
For the King and Queen of Summer
Fantasy and Conversation
Paperweight
Martha
Memorial I
Memorial II
The Songless Lark
Anniversary
Second Spring
To a Girl Who Knew What Side Her Bread Was Buttered On

Between Our Selves (1976)
Power
School Note
Solstice
Scar
Between Ourselves
Outside
A Woman/Dirge for Wasted Children

The Black Unicorn (1978)
The Black Unicorn
A Woman Speaks
From the House of Yemanja
Coniagui Women
A Rock Thrown into the Water Does Not Fear
the Cold
Dahomey
125th Street and Abomey
The Women of Dan
Sahara
Harriet
Chain
Sequelae
For Assata
At First I Thought You Were Talking About...
A Litany for Survival
Meet
Seasoning
Touring
Walking Our Boundaries
Eulogy for Alvin Frost
Chorus
Coping
To Martha: A New Year
In Margaret's Garden
Scar
Portrait
A Song for Many Movements
Brother Alvin
School Note
Digging
Outside
Therapy
The Same Death Over and Over
Ballad for Ashes
A Woman/Dirge for Wasted Children
Parting
Timepiece
Fog Report
Pathways: From Mother to Mother
Death Dance for a Poet
Dream/Songs from the Moon of Beulah Land I-V
Recreation
Woman
Timing
Ghost
Artisan
Letter for Jan
Bicentennial Poem #21,000,000
The Old Days
Contact Lenses
Lightly
Hanging Fire
But What Can You Teach My Daughter
From Inside an Empty Purse
A Small Slaughter
From the Greenhouse
Journeystones I-XI
About Religion
Sister Outsider
Bazaar
Power
Eulogy
"Never Take Fire from a Woman"
Between Ourselves
Future Promise
The Trollop Maiden
Solstice
A Glossary of African Names Used in the Poems

(New Poems From) Chosen Poems: Old And New (1982)
The Evening News
Za Ki Tan Ke Parlay Lot
Afterimages
A Poem for Women in Rage
October
Sister, Morning Is A Time for Miracles
Need: A Choral of Black Women's Voices

Our Dead Behind Us (1986)
Sisters in Arms
To the Poet Who Happens to Be Black and the Black Poet Who Happens to Be a Woman
Outlines
Stations
Equal Opportunity
Soho Cinema
Vigil
Berlin Is Hard on Colored Girls
This Urn Contains Earth from German
Concentration Camps
Mawu
Fishing the White Water
On the Edge
Naming the Stories
Diaspora
The Horse Casts a Shoe
Reins
Wood Has No Mouth
A Meeting of Minds
The Art of Response
From the Cave
A Question of Climate
Out to the Hard Road
Every Traveler Has One Vermont Poem
For Judith
For Jose and Regina
Beverly's Poem
Big Apple Circus
Florida
Home
Burning the Water Hyacinth
Political Relations
Learning to Write
On My Way Out I Passed Over You and the
Verrazano Bridge
Out of the Wind
Holographs
There Are No Honest Poems About Dead Women
A Question of Essence
For the Record
Ethiopia
Generation III
Never to Dream of Spiders
Beams
Call

The Marvelous Arithmetics Of Distance (1993)
Smelling the Wind
Legacy--Hers
Making Love to Concrete
Echoes
Domino
Thaw
Party Time
Prism
Do You Remember Laura
Inheritance--His
The One Who Got Away
Depreciation
Syracuse Airport
Thanks to Jesse Jackson
Judith's Fancy
Production
Building
jessehelms
Dear Joe
Women on Trains
The Politics of Addiction
Kitchen Linoleum
Oshun's Table
Parting
Peace on Earth
Restoration: A Memorial--9/18/91
Starting All Over Again
What It Means to Be Beautiful
Hugo I
Construction
Speechless
For Craig
East Berlin
The Night-Blooming Jasmine
Girlfriend
Lunar Eclipse
Change
Today Is Not the Day
The Electric Slide Boogie

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