Parker, Pat 1944-1989

Movement in Black: the collected poetry of Pat Parker, 1961-1978. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, 1999.

Jonestown & other madness: poetry. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, 1985.

Movement in Black : the collected poetry of Pat Parker.[Foreword by Audre Lorde; introduction by Judy Grahn; graphics by Wendy Cadden, Irmajean, Karen Sjoholm.] Oakland, CA: Diana Press, 1978.

Womanslaughter. Oakland, CA: Diana Press, 1978.

Pit stop. Oakland, CA: Women's Press Collective, 1973, 1975.

Child of myself. Oakland, CA: Women's Press Collective, 1972, 1974.

Videos/Recorded Readings

Recording of Pat & Audre reading from the 1980s

“Pat Parker and Audre Lorde: February 7, 1986.” APA, 1986. Poetry Center Digital Archive,

Tribute to Parker from the tribute at the Women’s Building

Work about Pat Parker

Ali, Kazim. “The Killer Will Remain Free: On Pat Parker and the Poetics of Madness.” Journal of Lesbian Studies, vol. 19, no. 3, 2015, pp. 379–383. doi:10.1080/10894160.2015.1028281.
Allen, Jafari S. There's a Disco Ball Between Us: A Theory of Black Gay Life. Durham: Duke University Press, 2022.
Annas, Pamela. “A Poetry of Survival: Unnaming and Renaming in the Poetry of Audre Lorde, Pat Parker, Sylvia Plath, and Adrienne Rich.” Colby Library Quarterly, vol. 18, no. 1, Mar. 1982, pp. 9–25.
Avilez, GerShun. Black Queer Freedom: Spaces of Injury and Paths of Desire. University of Illinois Press, 2020.
Brimstone, Lyndie. “Pat Parker: A Tribute.” Feminist Review, vol. 34, no. 1, 1990, pp. 4–7., doi:10.1057/fr.1990.2.
Clarke, Cheryl, and Julie R. Enszer. “Introduction: ‘Where Would I Be Without You.’” Journal of Lesbian Studies, vol. 19, no. 3, 2015, pp. 275–289., doi:10.1080/10894160.2015.1028238.
Davies, Jeffrey. "Who Was Pat Parker?" Book Riot, 2023.
Green, David B. “‘Anything That Gets Me in My Heart’: Pat Parker's Poetry of Justice.” Journal of Lesbian Studies, vol. 19, no. 3, 2015, pp. 317–335., doi:10.1080/10894160.2015.1026705.
Kim, Eunsong. “Unbinding Poetic Lives” in American Poets: The Journal of the Academy of American Poets, vol 65 (Fall-Winter 2023), 33-37.
Marcus, Sara. "Senses of Solidarity: Voice, Vision, and Feminism in Crisis" in Political Disappointment: A Cultural History from Reconstruction to the AIDS Crisis. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2023.
Smith, Barbara. “Naming the Unnameable: The Poetry of Pat Parker.” Conditions: Three vol. 1, Spring 1978, pp. 99-103.
Spira, Tamara Lea. “I Give You a World Incomplete”: Pat Parker’s Revolution and the Unfinished Legacy of 1970s Feminist Radicalisms. Feminist Studies, v. 48, no. 1 (2022), 60-80.
Van Ausdall, Mimi Iimuro. “‘The Day All of the Different Parts of Me Can Come Along’: Intersectionality and U.S. Third World Feminism in the Poetry of Pat Parker and Willyce Kim.” Journal of Lesbian Studies, vol. 19, no. 3, 2015, pp. 336–356., doi:10.1080/10894160.2015.1026708.
Washburn, Amy. “Unpacking Pat Parker: Intersections and Revolutions in ‘Movement in Black.’” Journal of Lesbian Studies, vol. 19, no. 3, 2015, pp. 305–316., doi:10.1080/10894160.2015.1026704.
“‘I Have a Dream Too’: Pat Parker.” Identity Poetics: Race, Class, and the Lesbian-Feminist Roots of Queer Theory, by Linda Garber, Columbia University Press, 2001, pp. 63–96.

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