A Deeper Shade of Sex (Paperback)

The Best in Black Erotic Writing

By Reginald Martin (Editor)

Running Press, 9781562015046, 416pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2006

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A Deeper Shade of Sex explores erotic possibilities as imagined and reported by more than 70 authors, both well known and emerging. This collection, including poetry, fiction, and essays, covers a compelling breadth of styles and emotions in contemporary African American writing. As editor Reginald Martin notes, "The pieces collected in this volume throb with the tempo and tenor of writers who have defined the erotic verve of our urban times. Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, New Orleans — every place there is a bus line or dance club has produced African-American eroticism . . ."

About the Author

Lenard D. Moore, the most acclaimed African-American haiku writer of the twentieth century was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. degree from Shaw University. Moore is a poet, playwright, essayist, book reviewer, and fiction writer. While he is best known for his book Forever Home, he is also the author of Desert Storm: A Brief History. He is the founder and executive director of the Carolina African-American Writer's Collective and is the founding publishing editor of Earlobe.