Notes from a Trip to Russia
• Lorde goes to Russia in order to be an American observer for the Union of Soviet Writers' African-Asian Writers Conference.
• Lorde describes her trip through Russia.
Poetry Is Not a Luxury
• Lorde tries to define the idea of poetry as something vital to the female condition.
• Poetry is a step to the formation of ideas, according to Lorde.
The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action
• Lorde gives a talk at the Modern Language Association's "Lesbian and Literature Panel" in 1977.
• Silence can be damaging, according to Lorde.
• Lorde brings up the need for mutual support and understanding between different groups.
Scratching the Surface: Some Notes on Barriers to Women and Loving
• Lorde defines racism, sexism, heterosexism, and homophobia as forms of human blindness.
• Black lesbians are seen as especially threatening.
• Lorde introduces the idea of women-identified women.
• Women should band together to...
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