Sinister Wisdom Presents: Sister Love Book Launch
Join us in celebrating the publication of Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989!
Poets Lorde and Parker first met in 1969 and began regularly exchanging letters five years later. Over the next fifteen years, Lorde and Parker shared ideas, advice, and confidences through the mail, spanning the intimacy of their lives, activism, and friendship.
This event features readings from MJ Jones, Europa Grace, Lenn Keller, Andreana Clay, Nefertiti Asanti and Thea Mathews as they:
- Offer readings of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker’s poetry
- Read from the letters of Sister Love
- Discuss their contemporary engagement with the legacies of Lorde and Parker
- Hold a Q&A session for the audience
We hope to see you there.
About the Book:
Pat Parker and Audre Lorde first met in 1969; they began exchanging letters regularly five years later. Over the next fifteen years, Lorde and Parker shared ideas, advice, and confidences through the mail. They sent each other handwritten and typewritten letters and postcards often with inserted items including articles, money, and video tapes. Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989 gathers this correspondence for readers to eavesdrop on Lorde and Parker. They discuss their work as writers as well as intimate details of their lives, including periods when each lived with cancer. Sister Love is a rare opportunity to glimpse inside the minds and friendship of two great twentieth century poets.
About Sinister Wisdom:
Sinister Wisdom is a multicultural lesbian literary & art journal that publishes four issues each year. Publishing since 1976, Sinister Wisdom works to create a multicultural, multi-class lesbian space. Sinister Wisdom seeks to open, consider and advance the exploration of lesbian community issues. Sinister Wisdom recognizes the power of language to reflect our diverse experiences and to enhance our ability to develop critical judgment as lesbians evaluating our community and our world. Learn more at their website.