1) Bluest Nude
Ama Codjoe's highly anticipated debut collection brings generous light to the inner dialogues of women as they bathe, create art, make and lose love. Each poem rises with the urgency of a fully awakened sensual life. Codjoe's poems explore how the archetype of the artist complicates the typical expectations of women: be gazed upon, be silent, be selfless, reproduce. Dialoguing with and through art, Bluest Nude considers alternative ways of holding...
"A scrapbook, a family chest, a quilt - and an astounding work of historical engagement and literary accomplishment - A Darker Wilderness is a vibrant collection of personal and lyric essays in conversation with archival objects of Black history and memory"-- A vibrant collection of personal and lyric essays in conversation with archival objects of Black history and memory. What are the politics of nature? Who owns it, where is it, what role does...