Ebony Stewart, 2022


BloodFresh is a celebration of identity. Ebony Stewart reclaims her own narrative to speak against the racism and colorism she’s experienced, while criticizing society’s treatment of women as sexual objects. This collection is an open letter to acknowledge, overcome, and learn new ways to use poetry as a coping technique. As BloodFresh reflects the importance of owning your own space, Stewart carves out a home for herself, her poems, and all of the readers who take refuge in her words.

Praise for Ebony Stewart

BloodFresh is a stunning collection of robust poems. Ebony finds brilliant and lucid ways of discussing heavy topics and pairs them with beautiful moments of self-discovery. This book is about survival, celebration, and everything in between.

— Rudy Francisco, author of I’ll Fly Away

BloodFresh is about Reclaiming so much of what we’ve all lost. This book gives us our joy back and allows us decide who to share that newly reclaimed joy with. BloodFresh is brilliant, it’s necessary, it’s family, it’s everything we were searching for home again.

— Natasha T. Miller, author of Butcher

Powered by a heartfelt intensity and ideology of a Black, Queer, Woman from the South, BloodFresh is relevant, gripping and unrelenting in its demand of owning the spotlight.

— Roya Marsh, author of dayliGht

BloodFresh is a reckoning. It is a prayer and a spell. Prophetic and punk AF, this here is a collection and poet you won’t forget anytime soon.

— Ayokunle Falomo, author of AFRICANAMERICAN’T

BloodFresh is a fluid blend of pain, joy, culture, and nuance. You owe it to yourself to read this book.

— Angela T. Rye, Politics and Culture Commentator

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About Ebony Stewart

Ebony Stewart is an award-winning international touring poet and performance artist. Her work speaks to the black experience, with emphasis on gender, sexuality, womanhood, and race, with the hopes to be relatable, remove shame, heal minds, encourage dialogue,… MORE

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Weight5.5 oz
Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × .25 in

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February 15, 2022

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