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

  • Scott Moore
    Dec 31, 2018

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    When you're in the mirror critiquing everything about yourself, #BlackQueerHoe is like the friend that grabs you and says, "girl you look good. now come on let's go". This BQH felt seen and validated. Thank you @BlkRseKapri ...

    A powerfully, unapologetic piece that demands you listen and respect the bitch! I have never read anything that gave me so much sensation. A riveting look into one?s truth and she claims her dominance and consistency. ...

    My final book read in 2018 - and what an incredible collection, affirmed by Danez Smith?s opening analysis. ?but i can?t trust folks who can only find empathy when facing a mirror. the what would you do if this was your mother or daughter dudes, the us too white folks...? ...

  • Maria
    Sep 03, 2018

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    When you're in the mirror critiquing everything about yourself, #BlackQueerHoe is like the friend that grabs you and says, "girl you look good. now come on let's go". This BQH felt seen and validated. Thank you @BlkRseKapri ...

    A powerfully, unapologetic piece that demands you listen and respect the bitch! I have never read anything that gave me so much sensation. A riveting look into one?s truth and she claims her dominance and consistency. ...

    My final book read in 2018 - and what an incredible collection, affirmed by Danez Smith?s opening analysis. ?but i can?t trust folks who can only find empathy when facing a mirror. the what would you do if this was your mother or daughter dudes, the us too white folks...? ...

    Beautiful, powerful words. Read it. Buy a copy for your sister, your girlfriend, your favorite person. "Like all black Chicago women I have been preparing my womb to carry a stillborn. A baby to grow but not man. " ...

    Yes, biiiiitch! ...

    Loved it! ...

    An impeccable, stunning collection that I?ll be returning to for years to come. I can?t wait to read more of Kapri?s work. ...

    Power. ...

    Run to get this book, order it, get it delivered to all your devices just read it some kinda way right now. ...

  • Faith Hale
    Jan 24, 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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

  • Frank Karioris
    Feb 12, 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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    When you're in the mirror critiquing everything about yourself, #BlackQueerHoe is like the friend that grabs you and says, "girl you look good. now come on let's go". This BQH felt seen and validated. Thank you @BlkRseKapri ...

    A powerfully, unapologetic piece that demands you listen and respect the bitch! I have never read anything that gave me so much sensation. A riveting look into one?s truth and she claims her dominance and consistency. ...

    My final book read in 2018 - and what an incredible collection, affirmed by Danez Smith?s opening analysis. ?but i can?t trust folks who can only find empathy when facing a mirror. the what would you do if this was your mother or daughter dudes, the us too white folks...? ...

    Beautiful, powerful words. Read it. Buy a copy for your sister, your girlfriend, your favorite person. "Like all black Chicago women I have been preparing my womb to carry a stillborn. A baby to grow but not man. " ...

    Yes, biiiiitch! ...

    Loved it! ...

    An impeccable, stunning collection that I?ll be returning to for years to come. I can?t wait to read more of Kapri?s work. ...

    Power. ...

  • Inda
    Oct 26, 2018

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • rebecca
    Jan 20, 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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

  • Andy
    Dec 14, 2018

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    When you're in the mirror critiquing everything about yourself, #BlackQueerHoe is like the friend that grabs you and says, "girl you look good. now come on let's go". This BQH felt seen and validated. Thank you @BlkRseKapri ...

    A powerfully, unapologetic piece that demands you listen and respect the bitch! I have never read anything that gave me so much sensation. A riveting look into one?s truth and she claims her dominance and consistency. ...

    My final book read in 2018 - and what an incredible collection, affirmed by Danez Smith?s opening analysis. ?but i can?t trust folks who can only find empathy when facing a mirror. the what would you do if this was your mother or daughter dudes, the us too white folks...? ...

    Beautiful, powerful words. Read it. Buy a copy for your sister, your girlfriend, your favorite person. "Like all black Chicago women I have been preparing my womb to carry a stillborn. A baby to grow but not man. " ...

    Yes, biiiiitch! ...

    Loved it! ...

  • Page
    Jul 16, 2018

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

  • Jeimy
    Jul 27, 2018

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    When you're in the mirror critiquing everything about yourself, #BlackQueerHoe is like the friend that grabs you and says, "girl you look good. now come on let's go". This BQH felt seen and validated. Thank you @BlkRseKapri ...

    A powerfully, unapologetic piece that demands you listen and respect the bitch! I have never read anything that gave me so much sensation. A riveting look into one?s truth and she claims her dominance and consistency. ...

    My final book read in 2018 - and what an incredible collection, affirmed by Danez Smith?s opening analysis. ?but i can?t trust folks who can only find empathy when facing a mirror. the what would you do if this was your mother or daughter dudes, the us too white folks...? ...

    Beautiful, powerful words. Read it. Buy a copy for your sister, your girlfriend, your favorite person. "Like all black Chicago women I have been preparing my womb to carry a stillborn. A baby to grow but not man. " ...

    Yes, biiiiitch! ...

    Loved it! ...

    An impeccable, stunning collection that I?ll be returning to for years to come. I can?t wait to read more of Kapri?s work. ...

    Power. ...

    Run to get this book, order it, get it delivered to all your devices just read it some kinda way right now. ...

    This collection was not for me. However, I highly recommend heeding the author's advice and reading it aloud. It is there that one can appreciate the rhythm... the poetry... in this collection. ...

  • Alexis Weaver
    Jan 31, 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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    When you're in the mirror critiquing everything about yourself, #BlackQueerHoe is like the friend that grabs you and says, "girl you look good. now come on let's go". This BQH felt seen and validated. Thank you @BlkRseKapri ...

    A powerfully, unapologetic piece that demands you listen and respect the bitch! I have never read anything that gave me so much sensation. A riveting look into one?s truth and she claims her dominance and consistency. ...

  • Allison
    Jun 11, 2018

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Karen A. Lloyd
    Dec 27, 2018

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    When you're in the mirror critiquing everything about yourself, #BlackQueerHoe is like the friend that grabs you and says, "girl you look good. now come on let's go". This BQH felt seen and validated. Thank you @BlkRseKapri ...

    A powerfully, unapologetic piece that demands you listen and respect the bitch! I have never read anything that gave me so much sensation. A riveting look into one?s truth and she claims her dominance and consistency. ...

    My final book read in 2018 - and what an incredible collection, affirmed by Danez Smith?s opening analysis. ?but i can?t trust folks who can only find empathy when facing a mirror. the what would you do if this was your mother or daughter dudes, the us too white folks...? ...

    Beautiful, powerful words. Read it. Buy a copy for your sister, your girlfriend, your favorite person. "Like all black Chicago women I have been preparing my womb to carry a stillborn. A baby to grow but not man. " ...

    Yes, biiiiitch! ...

  • Justlesa Hall
    Oct 03, 2018

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    When you're in the mirror critiquing everything about yourself, #BlackQueerHoe is like the friend that grabs you and says, "girl you look good. now come on let's go". This BQH felt seen and validated. Thank you @BlkRseKapri ...

    A powerfully, unapologetic piece that demands you listen and respect the bitch! I have never read anything that gave me so much sensation. A riveting look into one?s truth and she claims her dominance and consistency. ...

    My final book read in 2018 - and what an incredible collection, affirmed by Danez Smith?s opening analysis. ?but i can?t trust folks who can only find empathy when facing a mirror. the what would you do if this was your mother or daughter dudes, the us too white folks...? ...

    Beautiful, powerful words. Read it. Buy a copy for your sister, your girlfriend, your favorite person. "Like all black Chicago women I have been preparing my womb to carry a stillborn. A baby to grow but not man. " ...

  • Greg Adams
    Nov 02, 2018

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

  • Misse Jones
    Jan 09, 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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

  • Rod-Kelly Hines
    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

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

  • Tom Crehore
    Feb 07, 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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

  • Haley Jo
    Jan 21, 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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    When you're in the mirror critiquing everything about yourself, #BlackQueerHoe is like the friend that grabs you and says, "girl you look good. now come on let's go". This BQH felt seen and validated. Thank you @BlkRseKapri ...

    A powerfully, unapologetic piece that demands you listen and respect the bitch! I have never read anything that gave me so much sensation. A riveting look into one?s truth and she claims her dominance and consistency. ...

    My final book read in 2018 - and what an incredible collection, affirmed by Danez Smith?s opening analysis. ?but i can?t trust folks who can only find empathy when facing a mirror. the what would you do if this was your mother or daughter dudes, the us too white folks...? ...

    Beautiful, powerful words. Read it. Buy a copy for your sister, your girlfriend, your favorite person. "Like all black Chicago women I have been preparing my womb to carry a stillborn. A baby to grow but not man. " ...

    Yes, biiiiitch! ...

    Loved it! ...

    An impeccable, stunning collection that I?ll be returning to for years to come. I can?t wait to read more of Kapri?s work. ...

  • Jameelah
    Jan 21, 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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Required reading for middle school children and women with New Yorker tote bags. ...

    This book is EVERYTHING. #requiredreading ...

    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...

    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...

    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, ...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    When you're in the mirror critiquing everything about yourself, #BlackQueerHoe is like the friend that grabs you and says, "girl you look good. now come on let's go". This BQH felt seen and validated. Thank you @BlkRseKapri ...

  • Stuart Fraser
    Nov 02, 2018

    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...

    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...

    It is time to sit down, shut up, and listen to BIPOC. ...

    Yes! Please and thank you ?? ...

    Buy this book. Anything I could say about it would be inadequate. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...