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    Pat Parker(Author)

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Pat Parker -- that revolutionary, raw and as they used to say, "right-on sister" -- would be celebrating her fifty-fifth birthday in 1999 had she not died of breast cancer ten years ago. To honor her work and call attention to the significance of her contributions, Firebrand Books is publishing a new, expanded edition of her classic, Movement In Black.

With an incisive introduction by Cheryl Clarke, celebrations/ remembrances/tributes from ten outstanding African American women writers, and a dozen previously unpublished pieces, Movement In Black is a must read/ must have on your book shelf.

Whether she was presenting her poetry on street corners, performing with other women -- writers, musicians, activists -- in bars and auditoriums, rallying the crowd at political events, preaching to the converted, or converting the ill-informed, Pat Parker was a presence.

She wrote about gut issues: the lives of ordinary Black people, violence, loving women, the legacy of her African American heritage, being queer. She was a woman who engaged life fully, both personally and as a political activist, linking the struggles for racial, gender, sexual, and class equality long before it was "PC" to do so. She died as she lived -- fighting forces larger than herself.

The publication of Movement In Black is an opportunity, both for those who were around the first time and those who are new to her work, to experience and enjoy Pat Parker's power.

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  • PDF | 208 pages
  • Pat Parker(Author)
  • Firebrand Books,U.S.; New edition edition (April 1999)
  • English
  • 8
  • Poetry, Drama & Criticism

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  • By K. Fearon on 22 January 2012

    I first came across Pat Parker on a long ferry journey when I became curious what someone was reading and asked them about it. That was during her lifetime and yet she is barely better known now in the UK than she was when she was alive - a travesty.A passionate and vocal activist, Pat Parker wrote amazing poetry, straight from the heart and dealing with some of her own personal situations (her sister's murder from domestic violence and the lenient treatment of her brother in law, her happy relationships with women, her children, her drinking, racism). These are not depressing poems that dwell on misery, they are poignant, powerful and inspiring. She was clearly an astonishing woman in her lifetime and her legacy has the power to move, incite and make you laugh.

  • By R M Lewis on 9 April 2016

    Arrived in excellent condition- classic book by black feminist icon and unsung hero of the WLM.


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