Discover the best of Audre Lorde.
This month, we showcase the best of Audre Lorde’s poetry. If you’ve never read anything by this dynamic poet, now is the time.
“I am a Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.”
Audre Lorde famously spoke these words to introduce herself every chance she had making her mission synonymous with her name. The Harlem native wrote well over 300 poems on identity, womanhood, and a longing for justice so palpable it continues to inspire the hearts of readers decades later. Her fearless poetry gave marginalized audiences a chance to experience the support the world religiously tried to deny them. She dedicated her life to fighting for every heart’s right to live a free, limitless life basking in the sunlight. This professor, activist, and radical feminist wrote poetry so eloquent and colorful, every message of liberation continues to transcend time.
While the earthly plane lost Lorde to her fight with breast cancer in 1992, today we celebrate her life. This fiercely talented poetess was born on February 18th, 1934! In honor of her trailblazing work, ahead are 18 of Audre Lorde’s most powerful poems to remind us all of the freedom, acceptance, and wish for boundless love she spent her life fighting for.
Who Said It Was Simple – From a Land Where Other People Live by Audre Lorde
Movement Song – From a Land Where Other People Live by Audre Lorde
Craving more of Audre Lorde’s brilliance? Here are a few of her most loved collections and books for you to dive into!
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