Cheryl Clarke

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Cheryl L. Clarke was born in Washington DC, on May 16, 1947. She is a lesbian poet, essayist, educator and a Black feminist community activist. Her scholarship focuses on African-American women’s literature, black lesbian feminism, and the Black Arts Movement. Retired from her work in higher education, she maintains a teaching affiliation with the Graduate Faculty of the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Clark is the co-owner of Blenheim Hill Books a used and rare bookstore in Hobart, NY. She is also the cofounder, with her younger sister, novelist Breena Clarke and Barbara Balliet of the, Festival of Women Writers. Clarke lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, and Hobart, New York with her life partner, Barbara Balliet.

Learn more at Cheryl Clarke’s official website



10 Books by Cheryl Clarke


Book Cover The Days of Good Looks: The Prose and Poetry of Cheryl Clarke, 1980 to 2005 by Cheryl Clarke

The Days of Good Looks

(Unavailable for Sale)
Book Cover Best Lesbian Erotica 2003 by Cheryl Clarke

Best Lesbian Erotica 2003

(Unavailable for Sale)