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Audre Lorde

Audre LordeAKA Audre Geraldine Lorde

Born: 18-Feb-1934
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 17-Nov-1992
Location of death: St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Cause of death: Cancer - Breast
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered at sea)

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Lesbian
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Burst of Light

Husband: Edward Rollins (attorney, m. 1962, div. 1970, two children)

    High School: Hunter College High School, New York City, NY (1954)
    University: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (one year)
    University: Hunter College (1959)
    University: MLS, Columbia University (1960)

    National Book Award For A Burst of Light

    Before Stonewall (15-Sep-1984) · Herself

Author of books:
The First Cities (1968, poetry)
Cables to Rage (1970, poetry)
From a Land Where Other People Live (1973, poetry)
The New York Head Shop and Museum (1974, poetry)
Coal (1976, poetry)
Between Our Selves (1976, poetry)
The Black Unicorn (1978, poetry)
The Uses of the Erotic, The Erotic as Power (1978, nonfiction)
The Cancer Journals (1980, memoir)
Zami, A New Spelling of My Name (1982, novel)
Sister Outsider (1984, essays)
Our Dead Behind Us (1986, poetry)
A Burst of Light (1988, memoir)
Undersong, Chosen Poems Old and New (1992, poetry)

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