This is the first book of poetry of Wanda Coleman, a freelance writer from Los Angeles who has published more than 20 books and was a 2005 finalist for California Poet Laureate. The poems are politically aware, darkly humorous, sensual and iconoclastic, centered around the experience of life as a low-income black woman, and include themes of sexuality, anger, unhappiness, and sometimes hate and violence. Not an easy read, but certainly an important one.
Used availability for Wanda Coleman's Mad Dog, Black Lady
June 1979 : USA Hardback
June 1979 : USA Paperback