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Poet, Essayist and Activist Audre Lorde

Lorde is open about her identity as a black lesbian feminist; she hopes her visibility will help other women like her feel less alone. She joins Fresh Air to talk about her romantic relationships with men and women, and the tensions between African American and feminist communities. Her new collection of essays, A Burst of Light, deals with her experience with breast cancer.

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Other segments from the episode on January 3, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 3, 1989: Interview with Audre Lorde; Review of three albums in the "New New Orleans" jazz series; Interview with John Schulian; Review of Brad Leithhauser's novel …

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