Black Queer Hoe

Black Queer Hoe

Women?s sexuality is used as a weapon against them. In this stunning debut, Britteney Black Rose Kapri lends her unmistakable voice to fraught questions of identity, sexuality, reclamation, and power, in a world that refuses Black Queer women permission to define their own lives and boundaries....

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Title:Black Queer Hoe
Author:Britteney Black Rose Kapri
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:B079G8Y3RM
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:120 pages pages

Black Queer Hoe Reviews

  • Faith Hale
    Jan 24, 2019
    So brilliant and embodied and awake - I couldn't read it before bed because it got me too riled up to sleep easy. Powerful and vulnerable, tender and angry, you can hear her voice and it's huge. Here's a tiny sample poem called "haiku for reparations" which, if you dig, read the wh...
  • Karla Strand
    Sep 14, 2018
    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...
  • Polo Lonergan
    Feb 24, 2019
    This book is fantastic. Beautifully written and poignant and abrupt. It's important to read books not written for you without making it about you. ...
  • Kerry
    Mar 04, 2019
    Is this book for me (ie, a white Cis woman)? Nope. Did I read it anyway? Yep. Did BBRK tell me it wasn?t for me and what to do about it? Yep. The foreword by Danes Smith instructs the reader exactly how to dissect this book?s importance, how to take it in, and how to back up of...
  • Seymone
    Feb 22, 2019
    There were some poems that were impactful. Others left much to be desired. ...
  • Inda
    Oct 26, 2018
    I had the privilege of attending a reading of Britteney's work at our book festival this month. I got a copy of the book afterwards. I'm reminded of the early 2000s when I first fell in love with spoken word poetry, particularly those writers who managed a plethora of emotions and expe...
  • Charlesia
    Mar 11, 2019
    Brilliant perfection. Will read again and again. ...
  • rebecca
    Jan 20, 2019
    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...
  • Will
    Apr 25, 2019
    Britteney Black Rose Kapri is an oracle. Combining tweets, missives, and poems Kapri spells out what it means to be a black queer hoe. So many good poems in this small collection. Highly recommend! ...
  • Susan
    Mar 19, 2019
    I read this book on a flight from Chicago to NYC. It was magnificent. I laughed out loud several times. This collection is unapologetic and so intensely real. I loved every minute of it. Bellow are some of my favorite quotes. ?To hell with fearlessness. These poems know fear and ...
  • Kimberley
    Jul 16, 2018
    Thank you Edelweiss+ and Haymarket Books for this advanced eGalley of "Black Queer Hoe". embarrassing white folks and f*ckboys is my american pastime. this book isn't an invitation. i am not your therapist or here to validate that one time you stood up to your grandpa by telling him c...
  • Jolene
    Sep 22, 2018
    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...
  • Allison
    Jun 11, 2018
    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and wow, this book. Preorder it now because it deserves to be read all over by everyone. That said, I feel very aware in writing this review that Black Queer Hoe isn't written *for me*. It's very clear that Black Ros...
  • Tori (InToriLex)
    Nov 29, 2018
    Content Warning: Racism, Feminism, Sexually Explicit Language From the introduction to the last page this collection of poems entertained, enlightened, and challenged me. The topics of the poems ranged from serious explorations on race, body image, hoeness, and queerness. I rel...
  • Michelle  Hogmire
    Nov 27, 2018
    Perfect. And if you get a chance to see Kapri read live, fight tooth and nail to get there. I'll leave the last word to her, from "a reading guide: for white people reading my book": "embarrassing white folks and fuckboys is / my american pastime. this book isn't an invitation. i am ...
  • Samantha
    Sep 20, 2018
    One of the many fun things about reading this in public is when an old white dude insists on knowing what you're reading, so you tell him and watch the horror-confusion wash over him, slowly, from his New Balance sneakers all the way to his balding pate. I would read a granola recip...
  • Kayla Mae
    Mar 23, 2019
    BOOK REVIEW | Black Queer Hoe by Britteney Black Rose Kapri ????? ?spent the past twenty-nine years working on being the best version of myself, which means loving the worst versions of myself.? ? ? this collection of poetry is described as ?a refreshing, unap...
  • Greg Adams
    Nov 02, 2018
    Not for the faint of heart, Britteney's collection of strong Black female poetry showcases a booming voice that dares you to ignore it. I laughed out loud and gasped a few times, but that's exactly the point--don't look away from any of these poems! These are in-your-face observations ...
  • MeaganCM
    Jun 09, 2018
    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...
  • Elizabeth ✨
    Mar 04, 2019
    ?spent the past twenty-nine years working on being the best version of myself, which means loving the worst versions of myself.? This quote, from ?tindr,? the first poem in this collection, I think sets the tone for this incredible collection. Britteney Black Rose Kapri has ...
  • Misse Jones
    Jan 09, 2019
    I gave this collection of poetry 5/5 stars. It was raw, noteworthy, and honestly hard to put down. Impressive. I was enamored by the poem "Queer Enough": "sometimes i think i haven't loved enough women to call myself queer. haven't fought off enough dudes trying to turn me back. ha...
  • Read By RodKelly
    Jan 14, 2019
    A celebration, a cuss out, a fuck you and a prayer is what this collection is. Black Rose forces you to stare and then asks what the fuck you looking at. This book is for YOU not for you, so don't trip on not being invited, just enjoy your moment gazing in from the outside. Yeah. She q...
  • Robin Bonne
    Jan 21, 2019
    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...
  • Nuha
    Apr 12, 2019
    This is the type of book you gotta read aloud, the type you either get or you don?t and if you don?t it?s not for you and that?s okay. It?s loud, it?s proud (ain?t no asking for mercy/no regret/no forgiveness either), rhythmic. In the brief 80 something pages, Kapri sets ...
  • Tom Crehore
    Feb 07, 2019
    We give each other a hard time. Sometimes the jokes cut a little too close, but we don't let on how much some of them sting. One time, though, a friend made a comment that was a joke but in reality flayed this person wide open. In reading their expressions as they processed the words, ...
  • Payge Rustad
    Oct 22, 2018
    Unapologetically raw, Black Queer Hoe is beyond good. "Embarrassing white folks and f*ckboys is an american pastime. this book isn't an invitation. i am not your therapist or here to validate that one time you stood up to your grandpa by telling him colored was outdated. don't applaud ...
  • Luna Valentine
    Nov 10, 2018
    finally! experimental poetry i understand! everyone i know irl - every black person anyway - talks just like it. it's so refreshing to see in a poetry book. sometimes - most of the time - i don't reread poetry books unless i'm upping my reading goal or an extended edition has been rele...
  • Carl Arthur
    Feb 04, 2019
    The title is pretty spot-on. An autobiographical collection of poems that show the author's thoughts and feelings about herself and American society at-large (can't really have one without the other). Each poem is a banger that will knock you out of your seat. Britteney Black Rose Ka...
  • Stuart Fraser
    Nov 02, 2018
    I know I am not the intended audience for this book, but I enjoyed it. It deserves to be read by the people who see themselves in the poems and the people who don't share those experiences (and who, like me, shouldn't say half the words in the book). Britteney Black Rose Kapri knows wh...
  • Jalessah Jackson
    Feb 16, 2019
    I picked this book up to read just a few pages this morning, and ended up reading it in its entirety. So much resonated with me. I laughed out loud, read some poems twice, read many out loud. I needed to read this, and I?m incredibly glad I did. ...