Confessions of a Barefaced Woman
2020 FAPA Award Winner – Poetry: Gold
FINALIST FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD IN POETRY
WINNER OF FEATHERED QUILL BOOK AWARDS
SHORT-LISTED FOR PATERSON POETRY PRIZE
SHORT-LISTED FOR MILT KESSLER POETRY BOOK AWARD
COMMENDED BY ERIC HOFFER AWARDS
The poems in Allison Joseph’s latest collection are smart, shameless, and empowered confessions of the best kind. In semi-autobiographical verse highlighting in turns light-hearted and harsh realities of modern black womanhood, these poems take the reader down “A History of African-American Hair,” visit with both Grace Jones and the Venus de Milo, send Janis Joplin to cheerleading camp, bemoan a treacherous first pair of high heels, and discuss “vagina business.” Funny, but never flippant, and always forthcoming about the author’s own flaws and foibles, Confessions of a Barefaced Woman is sure to keep readers entranced, entertained, and enlightened.