Lorde went on to consistently publish works in the next two decades, establishing her lyrical mastery and fierce political awareness. These include her second volume of poetry, , in which she confirms her lesbian identity in the poem “Martha”; , which was nominated for a National Book Award, and New York Head Shot and Museum, in which she embraced more outright political subject matter. Her other publications include: , , and . In 1988, , a collection of prose, won a National Book Award.
Lorde died on November 17, 1992, in St Croix after a 14-year battle with breast cancer. In her poem, “Remembering Audre,” fellow poet Margaret E. Cronin wrote:
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