This is a quote from the essay Poetry is Not a Luxury by Audre Lorde.
Have you read this essay by Audre Lorde? I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below!
If you’re interested, you can read an excerpt from the book here.
The Selected Works of Audre Lorde – Summary
Here is the book summary from Goodreads:
A definitive selection of Audre Lorde’s “intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible” (Roxane Gay) prose and poetry, for a new generation of readers.
Self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” Audre Lorde is an unforgettable voice in twentieth-century literature, and one of the first to center the experiences of black, queer women. This essential reader showcases her indelible contributions to intersectional feminism, queer theory, and critical race studies in twelve landmark essays and more than sixty poems—selected and introduced by one of our most powerful contemporary voices on race and gender, Roxane Gay.
Copyright © 1977 by Audre Lorde (for this essay).