Tag Archives: Audre Lorde

TCS: An Oh-So-Ironic Women’s Equality Day – 2019

. . Good Morning! ______________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to … Continue reading

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WORD CLOUD: Afterimage (Redux)

Given the increasingly divisive rhetoric with which we are being bombarded in the U.S., and the resultant racial tension, mass shootings and other violence it inspires, I am reprising this profile of Audre Lorde, a writer whose work I find … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: February 18, 2019

February 18th is (U.S.) Presidents Day Battery Day * Crab Stuffed Flounder Day National Drink Wine Day Pluto Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Toni Morrison, Ray Charles and Audre Lorde, click

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TCS: WHY VOTE? Poets Tell Us What All the Polls Leave Out

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A Poem for Black Poetry Day

Coal  by Audre Lorde I Is the total black, being spoken From the earth’s inside. There are many kinds of open. How a diamond comes into a knot of flame How a sound comes into a word, coloured By who … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CONVERGENCE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Writing a weekly column about poetry is sometimes frustrating. It’s a subject that so many people in my country find “irrelevant” to Modern Life. But if three contestants in this week’s Jeopardy! Teachers’ Tournament had been … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: February 18, 2018

February 18th is Battery Day * National Drink Wine Day Pluto Day * World Whale Day Crab Stuffed Flounder Day ____________________________________________ MORE! Max Klinger, Toni Morrison and Ray Charles, click

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