Black Sugar by Jeremy Reed
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The poems in Black Sugar invoke the sensual dimensions as we encounter it through erotic experience. Imposing no frontiers, no categorizations, they express a universal sexuality, a willingness to embrace risk and make of it a sensory vocabulary. They explore especially fetishism, an attachment to obsessive detail. Here, as in all his poetry, Jeremy Reed celebrates the marvelous as it is brought about through imaginative transformation. The originality, beauty and vibrancy of this images would be special in any age; but seem never to have been more needed than at a time when poetry is depressed by a saturation of social realism.