Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde(b. February 18, 1934 in Harlem, New York City) was a multi-faceted writer and activist. She was a black lesbian, mother, warrior poet.

She died of cancer in 1992. She is famous for her poetic works, for which she became State Poet of New York from 1991-1993, including:

  • The First Cities (1968)
  • Cables to Rage (1970)
  • From a Land Where Other People Live (1973)
  • New York Head Shop and Museum(1974)
  • Coal (1976)
  • Between Our Selves (1976)
  • The Black Unicorn (1978)
  • Chosen Poems: Old and New (1982)
  • Our Dead Behind Us (1986)
  • The Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance (1993)

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