Literature is an art form, a force, that ultimately unites its audience. There is not only one type of reader who enjoys the works of Oscar Wilde or Adrienne Rich, but there is a type of reader whose sexist mind refuses to read the works of women once the author is made known. 378 more words
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For women, then, poetry is not luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action.
Oppression does not make for hearts as big as all outdoors. Oppression makes us big and small. Expressive and silenced. Deep and dead. – Cherrie Moraga http://dlvr.it/KL5nrp