Audre Lorde

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Birthday
18, 1934
Birthplace
New York City, NY
DEATH DATE
Nov 17, 1992 (58)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
18, 1934
Birthplace
New York City, NY
DEATH DATE
Nov 17, 1992 (58)

About

Caribbean-American poet, author, and political activist known for works such as Coal, The Black Unicorn, and The Cancer Journals. As an activist, she sought to expose the currents of racism in feminist ideology. She published more than 15 books throughout her career. 

Before Fame

She attended Columbia University. She published her debut poetry collection, The First Cities, in 1968.

Trivia

She served as New York State Poet Laureate. From 1991 to 1992 she was named the New York State Poet laureate.

Family Life

She identified as a lesbian, but had two children with attorney Edwin Rollins, whom she later divorced. Lorde died of breast cancer in 1992.

Associated With

She was inspired by Langston Hughes.

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