Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde (1934 – 1992) was born in new York City of West Indian parents and described herself as a ‘black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,’ writing to address the injustices of racism, sexism and homophobia. Her Collected Poems was published in 1997 and she was Poet Laureate of New York from 1991-1992. She also wrote prose and was an active supporter of women in South Africa under apartheid.

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