Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992)

Audre Geraldine Lorde (February 18, 1934 in Harlem, New York City – 1992) was a multi-faceted writer and activist. In her own words, she was a “black lesbian, mother, warrior poet”. Her parents were from Grenada.

She died of cancer in 1992 after a 14 year struggle. She is famous for her poetic works (18 published books), for which she became State Poet of New York from 1991-1993.

Poems By Audre Lorde


Coal (8 Comments »)
Hanging Fire (26 Comments »)
Never To Dream Of Spiders (1 Comment »)
The Black Unicorn (7 Comments »)
Who Said It Was Simple (1 Comment »)

The Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance, pub. by W.W. Norton & Co.

Making Love To Concrete (No Comments »)

The Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance, publ. W.W. Norton

Inheritance—His (No Comments »)
The Electric Slide Boogie (No Comments »)
Analysis, meaning and summary of Audre Lorde's poem The Electric Slide Boogie

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