The Suitcase Book Of Love Poems
A wide ranging collection of black love poems both contemporary and ancient. The Suitcase Book of Love Poems holds a mirror up to the soul of the UK nation. Bringing together the best of black and Asian love poetry from the UK and beyond, it is a perfect train journey read. Between the covers are confessional poems, haiku, ghazals, tankas, jazz inspired pieces and reggae poems, contributed by UK and diaspora poets at the top of their craft. Added to the mix are a selection of classic poems from black antiquity and urban remixes of some of Shakespeare’s sonnets.
Editor Martin de Mello talks about The Suitcase Book of Love Poems…
“The Suitcase Book of Love Poems is packed with love: Asian takes on love, odes from Egyptian times, Shakespeare sonnets recut for urban times, black on black love, black on white love, love beyond colour, kama sutra style stuff, agonies of love, foreplay of love, afterplay of love, first love, last love and the stages in between.
Love is a natural subject of curiosity. It maddens and intrigues us all. I guess this collection is also a way into an understanding of the heartbeat of diverse communities as expressed in love poetry written by its best writers. It's already proving a success with the critics, and we’re hoping it will meet with the same enthusiasm among general lovers of poetry and…love!”