Conversations with Audre Lorde

Edited by Joan Wylie Hall ’70M.A., ’76Ph.D. (University Press of Mississippi)


This gathering of 21 interviews with the African-American writer and activist reveals the many sides of a fierce critic of injustice.

The Harlem-born Lorde (1934–92), whose parents were from the Caribbean, frequently spoke about African-American struggles and how differences too often resulted in prejudice and violence. Along with her work as an activist, she was the author of 11 books of poetry —she has been referred to as a “warrior poet”— and the experimental autobiography Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, which she called a biomythography.

(July 2005)