Audre Lorde (Author)
DescriptionCoal 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."
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 counterpoint among them is often the material of her strongest poems."
W. W. Norton & Company
August 17, 1996
5.35 X 0.3 X 8.26 inches | 0.26 pounds
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About the Author
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.
In poetry that is as compelling for its ethical vision as for its language, Lorde dares to imagine a changed world. "