NY Writer’s Compendium

Love and History: A Celebration of Black Lives and Black Poetry

Throughout history, black women in particular have had their sexuality built and distorted by white poets on many occasions. By incorporating eroticism into their work, these writers deconstruct the misconceptions of their sexual lives and assert their truth.  Where once black people had been silenced and shamed for their sexuality, it has now taken the reigns of Modern Black Love poetry.