So I thought I would gather some beloved poems by LGBTQ women writers, to honor International Women’s Day 2016. These poems are dear to me, and just a small taste of what these amazing poets have to offer. They kicked my ass, or made me cry, or held my heart gently, or met me exactly where I was in the right moment.
Who Said it Was Simple, by Audre Lorde
New York Girls, by Cheryl B
The Moon, accused of being inconstant, responds, by Marty McConnell
Wolves, by Lilith Latini
Do The Math, by Meliza Bañales
Dear Mr. Sunflower Butch, by Elaina Ellis
The Seam of Skin and Scales, by Elena Rose
La Divina, by Fran Varian
Madivenez, by Lenelle Moise
To Live in The Borderlands, by Gloria Anzaldua
For the White Person Who Wants to Know How To Be My Friend, by Pat Parker
All The Trans Girls Say, by Cat Fitzpatrick
I Walk In the History of My People, by Chrystos
Peeling Potatoes, by Crystal Azul
Diving Into The Wreck, by Adrienne Rich
When to Chill, by Barbara Ruth
The Ritz, by Minnie Bruce Pratt
Submissive, by Lauren Zuniga
Femme to Femme by Jewelle Gomez
INTIFADA INCANTATION: POEM #8 FOR b.b.L., by June Jordan
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha performs in Sins Invalid 2009 at Brava Theater in San Francisco. Part 1 of 3.
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha performs in Sins Invalid 2009 at Brava Theater in San Francisco. Part 2 of 3.
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha performs in Sins Invalid 2009 at Brava Theater in San Francisco. Part 3 of 3.
Loving in the War Years, by Cherríe Moraga
A Song of Someplace Yet To Fall, by Ryka Aoki
Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver