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The Black Love Book
Co-edited by
Jalynn Harris
Exornam Angela Tettey

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Jalynn Harris is a poet, educator, editor, and press founder from Baltimore, MD.  She founded SoftSavagePress for the sole purpose of promoting visual and literary works by Black people. Her work has been featured in The Best American Poetry 2022,, The Hopkins ReviewFeminist Studies, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, 

Exit Thru the Afro, can be purchased below!

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Founded in 2019, SoftSavagePress is an independent publishing house directed in the desire of promoting creative works by Black people. What began in the mattress foam of a Baltimore apartment, has grown in vision and scope. Our first publication, a literary journal, Canary Review Vol.1, surveys Black womxn’s experiences from Cape Town, South Africa to Durham, North Carolina.

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