- Paperback: 160 pages
- Published: 5/1/02
- IBSN: 9781888451344
- Genre: Poetry
Blood Sugar is a disturbing and evocative collection of new work and selected poems previously featured in Blackman’s enormously popular chapbooks.
“Alt-rock diva, wise-cracking Blackman is not so much the poetic conscience of Gen X as its caustic avenger.”
“Blackman has a gift for turning nightmares into revelations.”
—New York Times
“[Blackman’s] best work is a shadow-strewn kaleidoscope of angst, anguish and survivorship . . . Amazingly, for all the fury in these poems, they are devoid of hatred, and as a result, their ultimate impact is less paralyzing than cathartic.”
” . . . such a rascally joy to read. Sassy. Direct. Contemporary. Often merciless—impressive throughout. Bravo!”
—Gwendolyn Brooks, poet
“She’s the spoken word goddess.”
Blood Sugar is a disturbing and evocative collection of new work and selected poems previously featured in Blackman’s enormously popular chapbooks Pretty, Sweet, and Nice. Her work has appeared in five major anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Verses That Hurt, and Poetry Nation. Blackman has performed on over twenty recordings, including collaborations with Golden Palominos, Recoil, KMFDM, and Scanner. She has also performed internationally and on NPR, MTV Radio, Spin Radio, and been featured on Salon.com. It is futile to resist her brutal accounts of obsession and beauty. So give in.