Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Poet, scientist, activist and author

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, born in 1982, is a poet, scholar, activist, and author of the soon-to-be-published biography “The Eternal Life of Audre Lorde”. She wrote her doctoral thesis in Anglistics, African and American Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Durham University in North Carolina, has written numerous books, among them “Dub, Finding Ceremony” (2020) and “Spill, Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity” (2017), and she is the co-editor of “Revolutionary Mothering, Love on the Front Lines” (2016). Gumbs works as the editor of Feminist Studies magazine, cofounded the Mobile Homecoming Trust and initiated the Black Feminist Breathing Chorus. We read her book “Undrowned. Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals” as part of the Reading Group during the “Re_Generation” project at the FFT in 2022.