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A more perfect Union / Teri Ellen Cross Davis.

Author/Creator:
Cross Davis, Teri Ellen, author.
Publication:
Columbus : Mad Creek Books, an imprint of The Ohio State University Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
x, 69 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
American poetry -- African American authors.
African American women -- Poetry.
African American mothers -- Poetry.
United States -- Race relations -- Poetry.
Summary:
"Poems at once angry and tender explore motherhood, race, sexuality, and a Black woman's complicated relationship with her country"-- Provided by publisher.
"In the tender, sensual, and bracing poems of a more perfect Union, Teri Ellen Cross Davis reclaims the experience of living and mothering while Black in contemporary America, centering Black women's pleasure by wresting it away from the relentless commodification of the White gaze. Cross Davis deploys stunning emotional range to uplift the mundane, interrogate the status quo, and ultimately create her own goddesses. Parenting, lust, household chores--all are fair game for Cross Davis's gimlet eye. Whether honoring her grief for Prince's passing while examining his role in midwifing her sexual awakening or contemplating travel and the gamble of being Black across this wide world, these poems tierlessly seek a path out of the labryinth to hope"--Back cover
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Goddess of Blood
Black Berries
A Black Woman Gets a Window Seat on Aer Lingus
The Goddess of Scars
Bad Girls Album Cover
White Barbie
3939 Strandhill Road, Cleveland, Ohio
The Goddess of Parenting
Co-sleeping
Baby Girl
Don't Act Like A
Keep
Knowledge of the Brown Body
Knuckle Head
pt. II The Goddess of Interracial Dating
Prince Album Cover
Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin Album Cover
A Black Woman Learns Ireland's History by Bus
The First Gospel of Prince
Vousetesici
The Second Gospel of Prince
The Goddess of Lust
Her 21st Summer
The Third Gospel of Prince
The Goddess of Idolatry
Love Letter
"Don't Disturb This Groove"
Ode to Orgasms
Slow Drag
Escape Ladder
pt. III The Goddess of Anger
Lola Visits the Underworld
Backup (An Ode to Weathering)
When I Am the Only One in the Room
The Goddess of Cleaning
Partus sequitur ventrem
The Account of Katie Mae
The Goddess of the South
Thank You Jesus
Crescendo
This Poem Suggests Revolution
A more perfect Union.
Notes:
"Winner of the 2019 The Ohio State University Press/"The Journal" Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize"
Other format:
Online version: Cross Davis, Teri Ellen. More perfect Union.
ISBN:
9780814257784
081425778X
9780814280898
0814280897
OCLC:
1191708733
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