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Winner of the 2005 Lambda Literary Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award: the first and "essential" (Choice) biography of the author, poet, and American icon of womanhood, black arts, and survival.
“Warrior Poet is a literary event of considerable significance.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“A clearly written and extensively researched volume that is every bit as formidable as Lorde herself was, and will likely be regarded as the definitive study of the controversial poet.” — Buffalo News
“De Veaux’s thorough tale of a complicated artist is compelling. Lorde comes to life, and her powerful prose is presented in a whole new light.” — Essence
Winner — Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, 2005
Winner — Lambda Literary Award, 2005