• Audre Lorde
Cover of Zami ; Sister outsider ; Undersong

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name is a 1982 biomythography by American poet Audre Lorde. It started a new genre that the author calls biomythography, which combines history, biography, and myth. --Wikipedia.

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches is a collection of essential essays and speeches written by Audre Lorde, a writer who focuses on the particulars of her identity: Black woman, lesbian, poet, activist, cancer survivor, mother, and feminist. --Wikipedia.

[Undersong] contains a thorough revision of the authors early poems, 1950-1979, along with nine previously unpublished poems from that period, and an essay describing the revision process. Readers new to Lordes work will meet here a major American poet whose concerns are international, and whose words have left their mark on many lives. Never has a poet left so clear and conscious a track of artistic choices made in the trajectory of a life. Far from rewriting old poems to fit a changes historical moment, she has finely rehoned formal elements to illuminate the original poems. Throughout, Lordes lifelong themes of love and anger, family politics, sexuality, and the body of the city can be seen gathering in power and clarity. --Adapted from Google Books.


Lorde, Audre. Zami; Sister Outsider; Undersong. New York: Book of the Month Club, 1993.