Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde (1934-1992) published eleven volumes of poetry and five works of prose. Her constellation of honors includes honorary doctorates from Hunter, Oberlin, and Haverford colleges.


Shortlisted — National Book Critics Circle Award, 1993

Books by Audre Lorde

  • 9780393319729 72

    The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

    Audre Lorde

    Paperback, 2002

    A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets.
  • 9781324004615 72

    The Selected Works of Audre Lorde

    Audre Lorde, Roxane Gay, Roxane Gay

    Paperback, 2020

    A definitive selection of Audre Lorde’s "intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible" (Roxane Gay) prose and poetry, for a new generation of readers.
  • 9780393300178 72

    Chosen Poems, Old and New

    Audre Lorde

    Paperback, 1982

    “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...
  • 9780393309751 72

    Undersong: Chosen Poems Old and New

    Audre Lorde

    Paperback, 1993

    "Undersong is a remarkable poetic document...."--Adrienne Rich
  • 9780393311709 72

    The Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance: Poems, 1987-1992

    Audre Lorde

    Paperback, 1995

    “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...
  • 9780393312379 72

    The Black Unicorn: Poems

    Audre Lorde

    Paperback, 1995

    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...
  • 9780393312386 72

    Our Dead Behind Us: Poems

    Audre Lorde

    Paperback, 1997

    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,...
  • 9780393314861 72


    Audre Lorde

    Paperback, 1996

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