Audre Lorde should be required reading. A lesbian, black, radical poet and writer whose writing bridges gaps between communities, especially the marginalized. Writing that is beautiful and primal, like forgotten incantations.
"In this latest text of her magisterial corpus, Angela Davis puts forward her brilliant analyses and resilient witness here and abroad. In a clear and concise manner, she embodies and enacts intersectionality a structural intellectual and political response to the dynamics of violence, White Supremacy, patriarchy, state power, capitalist markets, and imperial policies." Dr. Cornel West, from the Foreword
"Whether you've grown up with the courage and conscience of Angela Davis, or are discovering her for the first time, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle is a small book that will be a huge help in daily life and action, from exposing the "prison industrial complex" that she named long ago to understanding that leaders are only leaders if they empower others. She herself exposes facts and makes connections, but also leads in the most important way by example." Gloria Steinem
Stories like Core's not only address the themes of love and connection without cliche, but they teach the readers through unique and often misunderstood vantages. Beautiful, clear prose that will resonate with readers of any age, gender, and sexual orientation. Winner of the 2015 Whiting Award for Fiction celebrating best emerging writers; previous winners including Jonathan Franzen and David Foster Wallace.
Patti was a poet and a dreamer long before she became "the godmother of punk." Her memoir of early days in NYC is defiant and vulnerable, read as between memory and fantasy, verse and prose.
What is the soul? What color is it?
In Imagination in Place, we travel to the local cultures of several writers important to Berry's life and work, from Wallace Stegner's great West and Ernest Gaines's Louisiana plantation life to Donald Hall's New England, and on to the Western frontier as seen through the Far East lens of Gary Snyder.
A collection of the little represented "creative non-fiction" genre, with some stunning essays like "Upon this Rock" & "Mr. Lytle" that craftily take you through emotional crescendos. John Jeremiah Sullivan is a Louisville native too! For fans of David Foster Wallace's essays.
"A deeply affecting narrative . . . by turns comical and elegiac, farcical, and tragic.” — Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
A novel sweeping a lifespan, capturing the essence of a time and place (an Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota) and the connections of its people.