Access options available:. Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism 4. Complexity swaddled in a plain covering, it often contains densely packed, overlaid images and oracular pronouncements, her voice persuasively incantatory, as her message enters sideways, coded and indirect, whispering in your ears and echoing in your head. Written in and published in , "Blackstudies" is one of Lorde's most significant creations because here, more than in any other poem, she exposes poignantly her terror, pain, and vulnerability in ways that were unusual for the "woman warrior," a persona Lorde had already begun to adopt by the time the feminist world was making her acquaintance. Yet the feelings, which hold her nearly immobilized, are undergirded with the understanding that beyond her fear is a broader and deeper vision of connectedness with all kinds of different people that she has charged herself with conveying to these young people.