The Black Unicorn

The Black Unicorn

by Audre Lorde


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The Black Unicorn by Audre Lorde

The Black Unicorn is a collection 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."
Rich continues: "Refusing to be circumscribed by any simple identity, Audre Lorde writes as a Black woman, a mother, a daughter, a Lesbian, a feminist, a visionary; poems of elemental wildness and healing, nightmare and lucidity. Her rhythms and accents have the timelessness of a poetry which extends beyond white Western politics, beyond the anger and wisdom of Black America, beyond the North American earth, to Abomey and the Dahomeyan Amazons. These are poems nourished in an oral tradition, which also blaze and pulse on the page, beneath the reader's eye."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393312379
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/1995
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 134
Sales rank: 314,603
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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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Black Unicorn: Poems 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Audre Lorde's _The Black Unicorn_ is a moving testimony to the woman who have influenced her life, as well as a strong political statement regailing the reader with strength and determination. The collection functions to display Lorde's abundant talent while still entertaining and getting her concepts across. Like all of Lorde's writings, The Black Unicorn serves as a means of expressing not only her sexuality and political theories, it serves as reminder of the strong heritage that shaped this powerful woman and is a definite must read!