The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde
“The saying, ‘our struggle is a struggle of memory against forgetting’ remains a clarion call for those of us working to keep alive the legacy of visionary Black
women writers and thinkers. Among those, Audre Lorde deserves our constant remembrance, study, and critical attention. This anthology is awesome because unlike other biographical reminiscences,
it offers a candid and holistic portrait of Audre Lorde. An amazing group of writers and thinkers have come together to speak in diverse voices about Lorde’s wisdom and magic. Prophetically, she
called us all to break silences and to speak and so we lift our voices to honor, praise and remember.”
Written by author and activist Dr. Gloria Joseph, Lorde’s partner in life and love, the book was born from an interview conducted a few months prior to Lorde’s death. They discussed a comprehensive
biography that would tell her story in full, revealing her tenacity, complexity and passion. With that mandate, Joseph sat down to the task of creating The Wind is Spirit.