Audre Lorde (February 18, 1934 November 17, 1992) was an American poet, writer, and activist. She self-described herself as "Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet," and used her poetry and writings to address injustice, racism, classism and homophobia as well African-American womanhood. Her most famous work was Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, a collection of essays and writings, which has become a staple in Black and Queer studies.
- The First Cities, 1968.
- Cables to Rage, 1970.
- From a Land Where Other People Live, 1973.
- New York Head Shop and Museum, 1974.
- Coal, 1976.
- Between Our Selves, 1976.
- Hanging Fire, 1978.
- The Black Unicorn, 1978.
- The Cancer Journals, 1980.
- Uses of the Erotic: the erotic as power, 1981.
- Chosen Poems: Old and New,1 982.
- Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, 1983.
- Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, 1984.
- Our Dead Behind Us, 1986.
- A Burst of Light, 1988.
- The Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance, 1993.
- I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde, 2009.
- Your Silence Will Not Protect You : Essays and Poems, 2017.