The Killer Will Remain Free: On Pat Parker and the Poetics of Madness
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.
Ali, Kazim. 2015. "The Killer Will Remain Free: On Pat Parker and the Poetics of Madness." Journal of Lesbian Studies 19(3): 379-383.
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Journal of Lesbian Studies
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