I don’t believe I can write a review well enough to give this book of poetry the justice and the power it deserves. But I will try, forgive me if it’s not enough.
Sex work is one of the oldest and dangerous professions in the world. It has and possibly will be for awhile something that people often look down at or turn a blind eye to. There’s the stigmatization of course but this world in general is not kind to people who use their bodies to achieve higher means.
This book was perfection. It was raw, explicit, and unapologetic. It showcased the violence attributed to sex work and highlighted the marginalized. LGBT, people of color, everything in between.
The poetry was stark and real and I don’t want to choose favorites because so many were amazing but one that stood out to me especially was
You especially, by Pluma Sumaq
This is a collection of pain, desire, resilience, and love and I am so happy that it was published and I have the honor of reviewing it.
Thanks very much to Edelweiss and the publisher for this DRC. All opinions are my own.
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Arsenal Pulp Press