Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change.
Upon the publication of The Selected Works of Audre Lorde, Roxane Gay, the volume’s editor, is joined by Mahogany L. Browne, Saeed Jones and Porsha Olayiwola for a reading of Lorde’s poetry and prose and conversation about her life and legacy.
“Lorde is a towering figure in the world of letters,” Gay writes in her introduction. “She was the first writer I ever read who lived and loved the way I did and also looked like me. She was a beacon, a guiding light. And she was far more than that because her prose and poetry astonished me—intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible.”
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