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A More Perfect Union
by Teri Ellen Cross Davis

Publication Date: Feb 10, 2021
List Price: $14.95
Format: Paperback, 74 pages
Classification: Poetry
ISBN13: 9780814257784
Imprint: Mad Creek Books
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Parent Company: Ohio University

Paperback Description:

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 tirelessly seek a path out of the labyrinth to hope.