Mason Jar Press

Not Without Our Laughter: Poems of Humor, Joy & Sexuality The Black Ladies Brunch Collective Author

Poetry. African & African American Studies. The Black Ladies Brunch Collective's poetry anthology, NOT WITHOUT OUR LAUGHTER, (Mason Jar Press, 2017) is a collection of humorous and joyful poems, riffing on Langston Hughes's novel Not Without Laughter. It explores topics of family, work, love and sexuality. The women of BLBC believe, like Hughes, that even in these currently tense racial times, laughter and the celebration of life is crucial. Historically, it is what these currently tense racial times, laughter and the celebration of life is crucial. Historically, it is what African Americans have done and will continue to do, no matter what challenges face them. read more