Pat Parker and Audre Lorde. Photo by Susan D. Fleischmann, 1981. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library
August 25, 2016
The Pat Parker papers arrived at the Schlesinger Library in January 2016 and are in the final stages of processing. The collection includes letters between the poet and her friends (mostly other poets and writers), including Audre Lorde, with whom she discussed their literary work, personal lives, and experiences with cancer.