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Cheryl Clarke

Autor(a) de Living As a Lesbian: Poetry

16+ Works 360 Membros 1 Review

About the Author

Cheryl Clarke is the Director of the Office of Diverse Community Affairs and Lesbian-Gay Concerns at Rutgers University
Image credit: photo by Robert Giard

Obras de Cheryl Clarke

Associated Works

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (1984) — Prefácio, algumas edições2,671 cópias
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981) — Contribuinte — 1,319 cópias
Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology (1983) — Contribuinte — 278 cópias
Gay and Lesbian Poetry in Our Time (Stonewall Inn Editions) (1988) — Contribuinte — 180 cópias
Piece of My Heart: A Lesbian of Colour Anthology (1991) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
Poems Between Women (1997) — Contribuinte — 93 cópias
Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (2018) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
My Lover Is a Woman (1996) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Serious pleasure : Lesbian erotic stories & poetry (1989) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave (2000) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
Best Lesbian Erotica 1997 (Annual) (1997) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought (2021) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness (2018) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
OutWrite: The Speeches that Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture (2022) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Ain't I A Diva? (2019) — Introdução, algumas edições7 cópias
Sinister Wisdom 20 (1982) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Sinister Wisdom 24 (1983) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Sinister Wisdom 28 (1985) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1947
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Educação
Howard University
Rutgers University
Ocupação
writer
teacher

Membros

Resenhas

When I was taking undergraduate creative writing, I had the opportunity to hear Cheryl Clarke give a poetry reading. I know the exact date, October 18, 1990, because Ms. Clarke signed the copies of her books Living As a Lesbian and Humid Pitch: Narrative Poetry that I purchased following her moving reading. I remember being bowled over by the power and lyrical beauty of her poetry and her delivery of it, and I eagerly read the books and enjoyed them. Somewhere in the boxes of notebooks I have squirreled away in my attack is probably the journal I used to keep and would have written about this poetry reading and the books I read afterwards.

A prompt in this year's Book Riot Reader Harder Challenge is "Read a book of poetry by a BIPOC or queer author." I thought immediately of Ms. Clarke's poetry books -- she is a Black lesbian -- so I snatched this one off the shelf last night, spent some time with each poem again. Still very powerful although less startingly fresh than they were in 1990, the year after they were published. I wish I could have evoked Ms. Clarke's delivery, the cadence of her expressive voice. I could almost hear an echo of it in "Ella Takes Up the Slack," which I remember as one of the poems she read that evening. Two of my favorites in the collection are "The Day Sam Cooke Died" and "Epic of Song."
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Marcado
bschweiger | Feb 4, 2024 |

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Obras
16
Also by
26
Membros
360
Popularidade
#66,630
Avaliação
½ 4.3
Resenhas
1
ISBNs
18

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