Our Dead Behind Us

Our Dead Behind Us : Poems

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As Marilyn Hacker has written, "Black, lesbian, mother, cancer survivor, urban woman: none of Lorde's selves has ever silenced the others; the counterpoint among them is often the material of her strongest poems."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 142 x 208 x 10mm | 121g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0393312380
  • 9780393312386
  • 1,190,887

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In this collection, Audre Lorde gives us poems that explore 'differences as creative tensions, and the melding of past strength/pain with future hope/ fear; the present being the vital catalyst, the motivating force--activism.'
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Review quote

"In these poems Lorde reveals a new maturity through language denser and richer than she has used previously. The anger she expresses comes from an awareness of suffering-both current . . . and past . . . -but is balanced by a tenderness born of love." -- Library Journal
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About Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde (1934-1992) published eleven volumes of poetry and five works of prose. Her constellation of honors includes honorary doctorates from Hunter, Oberlin, and Haverford colleges.
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