The Poet and the Poem
Featured Minnie Bruce Pratt
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Writer-activist Minnie Bruce Pratt entered political life as part of Women's Liberation in North Carolina in 1975. Pratt co-authored Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives on Anti-Semitism and Racism in 1984 with Elly Bulkin and Barbara Smith, who was a member of the Combahee River Collective. Pratt's book of poetry, Crime Against Nature, about her relationship as a lesbian mother with her sons, was chosen by the Academy of American Poets for the 1989 Lamont Poetry Award. Her 2011 Inside the Money Machine, inspired by the Communist Manifesto, received the Publishing Triangle's Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Magnified, her latest book, is dedicated in memoriam to her partner and spouse, trans activist and historian, Leslie Feinberg (Wesleyan Poetry Series, 2021). She is a Managing Editor of Workers World newspaper.
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