Lorde, Audre, 1934-1992

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Audre Lorde (born Audrey Geraldine Lorde, February 18, 1934, New York City – died November 17, 1992, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Island), American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. She was a self-described "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet," who "dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia." As a poet, she is best known for technical mastery and emotional expression, as well as her poems that express anger and outrage at civil and social injustices she observed throughout her life. As a spoken word artist, her delivery has been called powerful, melodic, and intense by the Poetry Foundation. Her poems and prose largely deal with issues related to civil rights, feminism, lesbianism, illness and disability, and the exploration of black female identity.
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referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Joan E. Biren photograph collection, 1971-1991. George Washington University. Library. Special Collections Division
creatorOf Lorde, Audre. Poetry reading at Sarah Lawrence College [sound recording] / by Audre Lorde. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn Jordan, June, 1936-2002. Audio collection of June Jordan [sound recording]. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Women Working in Literature National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Broadside Press. Broadside Press records, 1968-1999 (bulk, 1985-1996). University of Michigan
creatorOf Lorde, Audre. Office files of The American Poetry Review, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Harper, Michael S., 1938-. Office files : of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1983. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Rich, Adrienne Cecile. Papers: Series I-II, 1933-1999 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Diane Di Prima Papers., undated, 1934-1990. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Hodges, Beth. Papers of Beth Hodges, 1972-1991 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Joseph Beam papers, 1967-1990 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Margaret Randall photograph collection, 1937-1989 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Pratt, Minnie Bruce. Minnie Bruce Pratt papers, 1870s-2005 bulk 1975-2005. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Records, 1972-1984 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Carol Muske-Dukes Papers, 1960-2008 USC Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Lorde, Audre. Sexuality in society ephemera, 1960-2004. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Phyllis Chesler Papers, 1968-1990 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Authors Collection MS 443., 1845-1986 Sophia Smith Collection
referencedIn Records of, Sojourner, (inclusive), (bulk), 1920-2004, 1975-2002 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Records, 1972-1984 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Randall, Margaret. Margaret Randall photograph collection [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Willamette Writers Guild Records, 1976-1986 Lane Community College (Eugene, Or.) Archives
creatorOf Beam, Joseph. Joseph Beam papers, 1967-1990. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Sexuality in society ephemera, 1960-2004 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Sanchez, Graciela I.,. Oral history interview with Graciela Sanchez, 2004, June 25-July 2 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Beam, Joseph person
associatedWith Beam, Joseph. person
associatedWith Biren, Joan E. person
associatedWith Broadside Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Chesler, Phyllis person
correspondedWith Di Prima, Diane. person
associatedWith Hammond, Karla. person
associatedWith Harper, Michael S., 1938- person
associatedWith Hodges, Beth. person
associatedWith Jordan, June, 1936-2002. person
associatedWith Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1945- person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Pratt, Minnie Bruce. person
associatedWith Quest: a feminist quarterly corporateBody
associatedWith Randall, Margaret. person
associatedWith Randall, Margaret, 1936- person
associatedWith Rich, Adrienne Cecile. person
associatedWith Salisbury, Joyce person
associatedWith Sanchez, Graciela I., person
associatedWith Sarah Lawrence College. corporateBody
correspondedWith Sojourner (Cambridge, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Sojourner (Cambridge, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). corporateBody
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Poetry
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Writers
Librarians
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Birth 1934-02-18

Death 1992-11-17

Americans

English

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