Lorde, Audre (1934 – 1992)

Lorde, Audre (1934 – 1992)

  • <p>Audre Lorde. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.</p>

"In addition to being a self-described “black feminist lesbian warrior poet,” Audre Lorde was an extraordinary Staten Islander who championed tolerance, peace and positive action and courageously spoke out against homophobia, racism, sexism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination around the globe."

The words of Debi Rose at the dedication in June 2019 of "NY State Poet Laureate Audre Lorde Way" on the corner of Victory Blvd and St. Paul's Ave, see image below.

Read about Audre Lorde being honored at: https://tinyurl.com/y3q3hccf.

Read more about Audre Lorde here: https://tinyurl.com/yxvhv6el, and https://tinyurl.com/y6oj6zon.

Read Audre Lorde's poetry courtesy of The Poetry Foundation at: https://tinyurl.com/u4uc9gh.

Read an extract about Audre at: https://tinyurl.com/y5qhslk3 and subscribe to the Oxford African American Studies Center for more.

  • <p>NY State Poet Laureate Audre Lorde Way, dedicate in June 2019. Courtesy of AMNY.com</p>
  • <p>207 St. Paul's Avenue, Staten Island. Audre Lorde lived at this residence from 1972-1987. Image courtesy of Debbie-Ann Paige.</p>