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10. The Black Unicorn, Audre Lorde
Is there any feminist poet more inspiring than the late Audre Lorde? This self-described "black, lesbian, mother, warrior poet" was a goddess and true visionary in her own right, and her words, full of power and grace and healing, undoubtedly carry on her legacy. Read The Black Unicorn for a series of poems revolving around the fiercest –– and most powerful –– aspects of Lorde's personality, as well as the timelessness of the poetic oral tradition.

I would also strongly recommend the autobiographical work with which Lorde essentially created her own genre, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name –– also known as a "biomythography." (Told you she was legendary.)
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