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a more perfect Union
by Teri Ellen Cross Davis
The Ohio State University Press, 2021
Paper: 978-0-8142-5778-4 | eISBN: 978-0-8142-8089-8
Library of Congress Classification PS3603.R6794M67 2021
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
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