Because of social distancing measures, Pride celebrations might be looking a little different this coming June. That said, it could be a great time to discover some new favorite queer female poets! No list of queer female poets would be complete without discussing Audre Lorde. In this collection, Lorde offers powerful exploration of the queer black female identity.
Sappho - Greek Poet in Ancient / Classical History
Most of Sappho's poetry is now lost, and what is extant has mostly survived in fragmentary form; two notable exceptions are the " Ode to Aphrodite " and the Tithonus poem. Three epigrams attributed to Sappho are extant, but these are actually Hellenistic imitations of Sappho's style. Little is known of Sappho's life. She was from a wealthy family from Lesbos, though her parents' names are uncertain.
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As National Poetry Month comes to a close, we're celebrating these Black women poets who have changed us with their work. They help us to see ourselves and make sense of the world. They inspire us to be better and to make a difference.