Lisa L. Moore on Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, and Poems as a Bedrock of Feminist Theory

Excerpt from LA Review of Books:

In her classic essay “Poetry is Not a Luxury,” Lorde wrote that “poetry can be done between shifts, in the hospital pantry, on the subway, on scraps of surplus paper.” For these reasons, Lorde said, “poetry has been the major voice” of working-class women and women of color. Adrienne Rich, in “A Space for Poetry,” claimed the simple materials of poetry as one of the great bulwarks against commodification and capitalism: “Poetry remains an art that can be, and continues to be, produced cheaply, whose material requirements are modest.”

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