Writing Insight from Audre Lorde
For Black History Month, I'm focusing on African-American writers. Some are part of the canon, others aren't as well known as they should be. Yesterday, I chose Audre Lorde. She wrote in many genres, but a particular poem, Coal, struck me. I especially love this verse on words:
It resonated with me for the sharp descriptions -- her own use of words to write about words! -- and because I could relate to the feelings. I hope you get some inspiration or joy from it, too.
I invite you to follow @beabetterwriter, and share it with the young writers and English/writing teachers in your life. Thanks!