About the Book
Without Apology is a book that celebrates the power of Black women as a testament to the transformative power of love. The book contains beautiful poems to honor the Black women in your life and full color collage art that the author's daughter Alexis Pauline Gumbs made from her father's photographs. Poet Clyde Gumbs asks us to:
Imagine a world listening to Black women as if they offered a critical gateway to the truth.
Imagine a world clamoring for Black women to speak the truth without apology.
Imagine a world that honored the magnificence of what it is to be Black women.
Award-winning Black feminist poet Cheryl Clarke calls it: "A landmark work affirming the indomitable presence of black women in black communities. And the indomitable witness of a feminist man."
Iconic Black Arts Movement poet Sonia Sanchez says: " Thank you for this journey, your memories, your love for all of those persons you held in a poetic embrace. It was/has been an honor to travel through these pages with you. It is an honor to read/meet a man who loves his children and sistahs, such beauty that I cried—said awoman, awoman, awoman.”