Love Cake

Love Cake Review

Poetry. LGBT Studies. Asian American Studies. In these poems, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores how queer people of color resist and transform violence through love and desire. Remembering and testifying about the damage caused by the racial profiling of South Asian and Arab people post 9/11, border crossings and internal and external wars in Sri Lanka and the diaspora, LOVE CAKE also documents the persistence of survival and beauty--especially the dangerous beauty found in queer people of color loving and desiring. LOVE CAKE maps the joys and challenges of reclaiming the body and sexuality after violence, examining a family history of violence with compassion and celebrating the resilient, specific ways we create new families, take our bodies back, love, fight, and transform violence.

Title:Love Cake
Edition Language:English

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  • Love Cake is divided into five parts: "serendib", "the kunju suite", "what is left", "coda: Sri Lanka 2009", and "remyth"...from "serendib"...1.Left our teardropwe grow green chilis and curry leaf in ...

  • From my review in BITCH magazine: "If you haven’t read any of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha’s incredible feminist essays, you are missing out. Her poetry is as unflinchingly political as her non...

  • Piepzna-Samarasinha writes fluid, engaging poems that give voice to her lifelong resistance. Readers of contemporary poetry will appreciate her writing for its raw exactness. Readers of old school whi...

  • Incredibly beautiful exploration of the relationship between love, war and identity. Brought me to tears more than once....

  • I enjoyed these poems! I connected to her story even though her story is not mine. I usually don't enjoy poetry mainily because I never understand the allusions and what I'm supposed to take literally...

  • The poet maintains a wonderful rawness to her work that comes through the lyricism of her work. This collection is a wonderful melange of observations of how power, violence and emotion etch themselve...

  • If you are at all familiar with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's work then it will come as no surprise to you that this book of poetry is brilliant, sometimes funny sometimes heart wrenching and alw...

  • This was a very interesting and well-written book of poetry. It is narrative and definitely raw when it comes to the author's life....

  • Read by ACRL Member of the Week Kenny Garcia. Learn more about Kenny on the ACRL Insider blog....

  • It was really a good read and truly interesting......