Pat Parker Collection

This collection celebrates the work of visionary lesbian feminist poet and activist Pat Parker. The Pat Parker Collection includes the chapbook Strong, Sinister Wisdom 102: The Complete Works of Pat Parker, and Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989. The Complete Works of Pat Parker was published in conjunction with A Midsummer Night's Press and was the winner of the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry. The Pat Parker Collection provides a comprehensive herstory of a foundational lesbian artist, and can be purchased for $35.

"Empowerment comes from ideas."

Gloria Anzaldúa

“And the metaphorical lenses we choose are crucial, having the power to magnify, create better focus, and correct our vision.”
― Charlene Carruthers

"Your silence will not protect you."

Audre Lorde

“It’s revolutionary to connect with love”
— Tourmaline

"Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught."

― Leslie Feinberg

“The problem with the use of language of Revolution without praxis is that it promises to change everything while keeping everything the same. “
— Leila Raven