Like the Singing Coming off the Drums: Love Poems

In the movie lovejones, in Vibe magazine, and in rapper D Knowledge’s CD, Sonia Sanchez’s love poems have put into words the passions of a generation.

Now, here is a collection of new love poems from Sonia Sanchez. In haiku, tanka, and sensual blues, Sanchez writes as no one else can of the many forms love takes: burning, dreamy, disappointed, and vulnerable. In three sections—Naked in the Streets, Shake Loose My Skin, and In This Wet Season—she takes us from the most intimate landscapes of passion to its public celebration in love poems dedicated to icons of our age, including Tupac Shakur and Ella Fitzgerald.