Also Dark is fresh from the pen of Angelique Palmer. A Black Woman Queer Mama forced to forge her own armor and create her own path. Bigotry, ageism, sexism, colorism, homophobia, and ableism are given voice and a voracious opponent in her poems.
Also Dark is a work of unapologetic transparency and intimate vulnerability. Angelique Palmer unabashedly transmutes shame, guilt, and all the little imperfections of her world (and the ones life has thrown her) into a raucous work of art. This book does not ask to take up space—it just does— brilliantly balanced in all its shadows and all of its light.—Pages Matam, The Heart of a Comet (Write Bloody, 2014)