June Jordan once said something which is just wonderful. I’m paraphrasing her—that her function as a poet was to make revolution irresistible. Well o.k. that is the function of us all, as creative artists, to make the truth, as we see it irresistible.
Rowell, Charles H. “Above the Wind: An Interview with Audre Lorde.” Callaloo 14.1 (1991): 83-95.