Black Venus Flytrap by Jeanetta Rich
I met Jeanetta at a poetry slam (give or take six years ago) and was amazed how she naturally commanded the stage with her grace. Of course, this body of poetry didn’t miss a beat. Black Venus Flytrap explores sexuality, heartbreak, growing up, and coming to love your blackness, assault, and being resilient. Jeanetta masters a very distinctive style of tone and imagery. It is euphoric and raw all at the same time.