Writer Roxane Gay on the Significance of Audre Lorde

Writer and activist Audre Lorde (1934-1992). (Elsa Dorfman) In this interview for KQED, Mina Kim speaks with award-winning author Roxane Gay about her recently edited the new anthology, The Selected Works of Audre Lorde. Gay shares her thoughts on the power and relevance of the formidable Black lesbian mother warrior poet, Audre Lorde.

“When I first came upon her work in my twenties, I was just astonished that she wrote so openly about being about being a Black lesbian, about sexual desire, about anger and it was truly foundational for me and has influenced everything I’ve done since.” - Roxane Gay