127. Knowing the Difference: Audre Lorde

Posted on

In poetry and prose, especially her collection Sister Outsider, Audre Lorde explores ideas of difference, eroticism, and feminist theory.



Further Reading

• A. Lorde, The Cancer Journals (San Francisco: 1980).

• A. Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (Watertown, MA: 1982).

• A. Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Freedom, CA: 1984).

• A. Lorde, A Burst of Light (Ithaca, NY: 1988).

• A. Lorde, The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde (New York: 1997).

• A. Lorde, I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde, ed. R. Byrd, J.B. Cole, and B. Guy-Sheftall (New York: 2009).


• E. Alexander, "'Coming Out Blackened and Whole': Fragmentation and Reintegration in Audre Lorde's Zami and The Cancer Journals," American Literary History 6 (1994): 695-715. 

• A. De Veaux, Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde (New York: 2004).

• R.A. Ferguson, "Of Sensual Matters: On Audre Lorde's 'Poetry is Not a Luxury' and 'Uses of the Erotic,'" Women's Studies Quarterly 40 (2012): 295-300.

• R. Ginzberg, "Audre Lorde's (Nonessentialist) Lesbian Eros," Hypatia 7 (1992): 73-90.

• J. Michaels, "The Impact of Audre Lorde's Politics and Poetics on Afro-German Women Writers," German Studies Review 29 (2006): 21-40.

• M.K. Morris, "Audre Lorde: Textual Authority and the Embodied Self," Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 23 (2002): 168-88.

• J. Turner, "Audre Lorde's Politics of Difference," in M.L. Rogers and J. Turner (eds), African American Political Thought: A Collected History (Chicago: 2021), 563-92.


Thomas Mirus on 4 July 2023

You repeated a sentence…

You repeated a sentence around the 33 minute mark. 

In reply to by Thomas Mirus

Peter Adamson on 4 July 2023

repeated sentence

Yes we already noticed, thanks! About to upload a new edit where this is fixed.

Add new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Audre Lorde

Africana Philosophy in the Twentieth Century

apple podcasts ..