Title

The Killer Will Remain Free: On Pat Parker and the Poetics of Madness

Abstract

Poet and scholar Kazim Ali reads Pat Parker's Movement in Black intimately, one poet to another, uncovering the shadow-fact of the lives of most people of color: not only the anger that is somehow sublimated into every part of our lives but also the issue that carrying this feeling around has on our mental health itself-that "anger" and "madness" might have sources in one another. Ali concludes that Parker offers a brutal and clear-eyed and ultimately hopeful assessment of the conditions that were faced at the time, and even now, by communities of color.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Publication Date

6-15-2015

Publication Title

Journal of Lesbian Studies

Department

Creative Writing

Additional Department

Comparative Literature

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1080/10894160.2015.1028281

Keywords

Lorde, Audre, Ferguson, Parker, Pat, Ford, Priscilla, Mental health

Language

English

Format

text

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