Lue's Licks

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Black Queer Hoe (Haymarket Books) bellows down the city streets. When you’re feeling depressed, Black Queer Hoe slaps you straight, cooks you dinner. There is never a dull moment in these poems, never a word wasted, tenderness gone unspent. Britteney Black Rose Kapri is flamboyant with rhythm, sings the song of the wanderer, writes: “ain’t no shrew to be tamed, ain’t no horse to be broke, ain’t no Hoe to be housewived.” These poems tell you what you deserve and what you deserve is better.

Luther Hughes