Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde (1934-1992) published nine volumes of poetry and five works of prose. She was a recipient of many distinguished honors and awards, including honorary doctorates from Hunter, Oberlin, and Haverford Colleges, and was named New York State Poet (1991-1993).

Books by Audre Lorde

  1. Book CoverThe Black Unicorn: Poems

    The Black Unicorn is a collection of poems by a woman who, Adrienne Rich writes, "for the complexity of her vision, for her moral courage and the catalytic passion of her language, has already become, for many, an indispensable poet."More

  2. Book CoverChosen Poems, Old and New

    “Here are the words of some of the women I have been, am being still, will come to be,” writes Audre Lorde of this volume, in which she brings together many of the most important poems she has written over the past thirty years.More

  3. Book CoverCoal

    Of Coal, the poet and critic Hayden Carruth said, "For us these words indeed are jewels in the open light."More

  4. Book CoverThe Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

    A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets.More

  5. Book CoverThe Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance: Poems, 1987-1992

    “This volume resonates with some of the finest poems Audre Lorde ever wrote: sinewy, lyrical, celebratory even in the face of death, and always political in the best sense. Now the poet is gone—but the work lives, and sings.” —Robin MorganMore

  6. Book CoverOur Dead Behind Us: Poems

    In this collection, Audre Lorde gives us poems that explore "differences as creative tensions, and the melding of past strength / pain with future hope / fear; the present being the vital catalyst, the motivating force—activism."More

  7. Book CoverUndersong: Chosen Poems Old and New

    "Undersong is a remarkable poetic document...."--Adrienne RichMore