‘Poetry is not a luxury’: Power and politics in the work of Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich and Allen Ginsberg

‘The personal is the political’. These words, that became the seminal message of the 1970s feminist movement, are at the heart of Audre Lorde’s assertion that ‘poetry is not a luxury’. The language, form and content of Lorde’s poems demonstrate that her poetry does not present an abstract, idealised view of the world but is… Continue reading ‘Poetry is not a luxury’: Power and politics in the work of Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich and Allen Ginsberg