In "It's All Love," black writers celebrate the complexity, power, danger, and glory of love in all its many forms: romantic, familial, communal, and sacred.
Editor Marita Golden recounts the morning she awoke certain that she would meet her soulmate in Meeting Joe. Memoirist Reginald Dwayne Betts writes stirringly about serving time in prison and how that transformed his life for the better in a piece he calls Learning the Name Dad. "New York Times" bestselling author Pearl Cleage is at her best in the delicate, touching Missing You. Award-winning author David Anthony Durham enraptures readers with his An Act of Faith. "New York Times" bestselling author L. A. Banks is both funny and wise in her beautiful essay of discovering love as a child, Two Cents and a Question. And the poetry of love is here, too, from Gwendolyn Brooks classic A Black Wedding Song to works by Nikki Giovanni, E. Ethelbert Miller, and Kwame Alexander. This is a dazzling exploration of the wonderful gift of love.
About the Author
Marita Golden is an award-winning author, professor of writing, and cofounder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, a national organization that serves as a resource center for African American writers. She has been featured in several magazines and newspapers, including the "New York Times", "Washington Post", and "Essence".
DION GRAHAM currently appears on "The Wire" on HBO. He also narrates "The First 48" on A & E. He has performed on and Off-Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. Award winning and critically acclaimed, his performances and narration have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.