Pat Parker

Pat Parker (born Patricia Cooks; January 20, 1944June 17, 1989) was an American poet and activist. Both her poetry and her activism drew from her experiences as an African-American lesbian feminist. Her poetry spoke about her tough childhood growing up in poverty, dealing with sexual assault, and the murder of a sister. At eighteen, Parker was in an abusive relationship and had a miscarriage after being pushed down a flight of stairs. After two divorces she came out as lesbian "embracing her sexuality" and said she was liberated and "knew no limits when it came to expressing the innermost parts of herself".

Parker participated in political activism and had early involvement with the Black Panther Party and Black Women's Revolutionary Council, and formed the Women's Press Collective. She participated in many forms of activism especially regarding gay and lesbian communities, domestic violence, and rights of people of color. She released five poetry collections: ''Child of Myself'' (1972), ''Pit Stop'' (1975), ''Movement in Black'' (1978), ''Woman Slaughter'' (1978), and ''Jonestown and Other Madness'' (1985). Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Parker, Pat, 1944-1989
    Published 1973
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    by Parker, Pat, 1944-1989
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    by Parker, Pat, 1944-1989
    Published 2016
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    by Parker, Pat, 1944-1989
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    by Parker, Pat, 1944-1989
    Published 1978
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    by Parker, Pat, 1944-1989
    Published 1978
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    by Parker, Pat, 1944-1989
    Published 1974
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    Published 1976
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    Published 2018
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