It's All Love, black writers
celebrate the complexity, power, danger, and glory of love in all its many
forms: romantic, familial, communal, and sacred.
Marita Golden recounts the morning she awoke certain that she would meet her
soulmate in "Meeting Joe." Memoirist Reginald Dwayne Betts writes stirringly
about serving time in prison and how that transformed his life for the better
in a piece he calls "Learning the Name Dad." New York Times bestselling author Pearl Cleage is at her best in
the delicate, touching "Missing You." Award-winning author David Anthony Durham
enraptures readers with his "An Act of Faith." New York Times bestselling author L. A. Banks is both funny and
wise in her beautiful essay of discovering love as a child, "Two Cents and a
Question." And the poetry of love is here, too, from Gwendolyn Brooks' classic "A
Black Wedding Song" to works by Nikki Giovanni, E. Ethelbert Miller, and Kwame
Alexander. This is a dazzling exploration of the wonderful gift of love.