Audre Lorde: “A Litany for Survival”

American writer Audre Lorde served as New York State Poet from November 1991 until her death from breast cancer in November 1992.In designating her as such, then-governor Mario Cuomo praised “her sharp sense of racial injustice and cruelty, of sexual prejudice… “ In her acceptance speech, Lorde replied :“I accept this award in the name… Read More Audre Lorde: “A Litany for Survival”

The End Of May

How the wind howls this mornAbout the end of May,And drives June on apaceTo mock the world forlornAnd the world-s joy passed awayAnd my unlonged-for face!The world-s joy passed away;For no more may I deemThat any folk are gladTo see the dawn of daySunder the tangled dreamWherein no grief they had.Ah, through the tangled dreamWhere… Read More The End Of May