“Poetry Is Not a Luxury”

Audre Lorde

was an African American writer, feminist, womanist, lesbian, and civil rights activist. As a poet, she is best known for technical mastery and emotional expression, particularly in her poems expressing anger and outrage at civil and social injustices she observed throughout her life. Her poems and prose largely dealt with issues related to civil rights, feminism, and the exploration of black female identity.

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January 6th, 2011

The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and…