Authors / Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a queer Black feminist love evangelist and an aspirational cousin to all life. She is the author of five books including the forthcoming biography Survival is a Promise: The Eternal Life of Audre Lorde. Her book Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals won the 2022 Whiting Award in Non-Fiction. A recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize in Poetry, the National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, and a National Humanities Center Fellowship, Dr. Gumbs lives and loves in Durham, North Carolina. Audre Lorde is one of the great ancestral loves of her life.