This year’s winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry is Mama Phife Represents by Cheryl Boyce Taylor. In her thank-you video (below, or on YouTube), Boyce Taylor remembers studying with Audre Lorde during the last semester Lorde taught at Hunter College, saying: “She indeed taught me how to be a woman standing up for her poetry and her community. Most of all, I learned from her that poetry is not a luxury.”