I’ll admit it: I’m not familiar with one of these books: Recyclopedia: Trimmings, S-PeRM—K-T, and Muse & Drudge by Harryette Mullen. I have quite a collection of “brilliant books” written by Black women, and while most of them do not center just on sexualities, all of them touch on issues of the body and the sensual in one way or another. So much of what has been and continues to be our experience in the West deals with the recovery of ourselves from so much pain, so much damage to our souls.
I’m ordering Recyclopedia right after I finish posting this breadcrumb. Guess I need to do my own list now, but do click and read the list. Feel free to share your own list here!
This episode Dr. Cherie Ann Turpin interviews Poet Tzynya Pinchback, who is a “mother, writer, spinster and cranberry enthusiast. Using narrative as shaman, lyric as landscape, [she is] a corporate proposal writer by day, syllable wench courting meter, form and tambourine-carrying skeletons by night. Tzynya is founder and facilitator of Cat in the Belly – a memoir and guided journaling workshop incorporating eco-psychology and art therapy principles.” Her work can be seen in Plain View Press’s Alternatives to Surrender anthology; Paul Politis’ photography exhibit A Clean Well Lighted Place; and Holly Rose Review. She has also authored three poetry chapbooks: EveSongs (1996, University of New Mexico Africana Studies), hussy (2010), and Pink Confetti (2012). – from TzynyaPinchback.com