Voyage of the Sable Venus: And Other Poems
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Voyage of the Sable Venus: And Other Poems

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By Robin Coste Lewis


In the center of the collection is the title poem, Voyage of the Sable Venus, an amazing narrative made up entirely of titles of artworks from ancient times to the present--titles that feature or in some way comment on the black female figure in Western art. Bracketed by Lewis's own autobiographical poems, Voyage is a tender and shocking meditation on the fragmentary mysteries of stereotype, juxtaposing our names for things with what we actually see and know.


Published by Knopf Publishing Group

0.7" x 9.1" x 6.2" / 0.6 lbs

176 pages