Audre Lorde

1934 - 1992

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Audre Lorde ( AW-dree LORD; born Audrey Geraldine Lorde; February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an American writer, professor, philosopher, intersectional feminist, poet and civil rights activist. She was a self-described "Black, lesbian, feminist, socialist, mother, warrior, poet" who dedicated her life and talents to confronting different forms of injustice, as she believed there could be "no hierarchy of oppressions" among "those who share the goals of liberation and a workable future for our children." As a poet, she is well 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Audre Lorde has received more than 2,660,281 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Audre Lorde is the 2,216th most popular writer (up from 2,262nd in 2019), the 2,769th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,917th in 2019) and the 242nd most popular American Writer.

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Notable Works

A burst of light
Biography, Cancer, African American poets
Sister Outsider
Lesbianism, Feminism, Poetry
The Black Unicorn
American poetry
Zami, a new spelling of my name
Lesbians, Fiction, African American lesbians
The cancer journals
Cancer, Diaries, Poets, American


Among writers, Audre Lorde ranks 2,216 out of 7,302Before her are Esther Vilar, Guillaume Tirel, Erich Segal, Frédéric Ozanam, Rebecca West, and Mikhail Artsybashev. After her are Arsen Kotsoyev, Shakuntala Devi, Maciej Stryjkowski, Joseph Heller, Wayne Dyer, and Teimuraz II of Kakheti.

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Among people born in 1934, Audre Lorde ranks 141Before her are Sergio Balanzino, Dida, Elgin Baylor, Van Cliburn, Freddie King, and Lakhdar Brahimi. After her are Eileen Atkins, Zurab Tsereteli, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, Pierre Clastres, Francisco de Sá Carneiro, and Ralph Nader. Among people deceased in 1992, Audre Lorde ranks 87Before her are Heinrich Eberbach, Dick York, Ajahn Chah, Muhammad Asad, Richard Brooks, and Jean Dieudonné. After her are Wang Hongwen, Arpad Elo, Josy Barthel, Fritz Leiber, Giorgio Perlasca, and Jeff Porcaro.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Audre Lorde ranks 2,769 out of 20,380Before her are Delmer Daves (1904), Karl Malone (1963), Melissa Gilbert (1964), Erich Segal (1937), Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834), and Brian Weiss (1944). After her are Howard Schultz (1953), Miley Cyrus (1992), Charles Robert Jenkins (1940), Robert Serber (1909), Robert Garrett (1875), and Paul Reubens (1952).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Audre Lorde ranks 242Before her are S. S. Van Dine (1888), Jacques Futrelle (1875), Samuel R. Delany (1942), E. L. Doctorow (1931), Alfred Bester (1913), and Erich Segal (1937). After her are Joseph Heller (1923), Wayne Dyer (1940), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), Harlan Coben (1962), Edward Bunker (1933), and Fritz Leiber (1910).