The poems in Honeysuckle Me strive to be salve and sustenance for the soul. In these challenging times, we must celebrate who, what, and how we love with fervor. The joy of jumping double dutch. Chicago-style stepping. Hair. Romance. Sensuality. The diverse people who comprise the United States. Several new poems have been included in this second edition, including “Scattered Legacy”, a poem inspired by Toni Morrison.

"Honeysuckle Me" by Carla M. Cherry

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  • Carla M. Cherry is a native of the Bronx, NY. A graduate of Spelman College, New YorkUniversity, and Lehman College, she has been teaching in the New York City public schoolssince 1996. Her poetry has appeared in various publications, including Anderbo, Eunoia Review,Dissident Voice, Random Sample Review, Firefly Magazine, Picaroon Poetry, StreetlightPress,MemoryHouse, Bop Dead City, Ariel Chart, Anti-Heroin Chic, The Racket, and RaisingMothers. She has published four other books of poetry through iiPublishing: Gnat Feathers andButterfly Wings, Thirty Dollars and a Bowl of Soup, Honeysuckle Me, and Stardust and Skin. Sheis an M.F.A. candidate in Creative Writing at the City College of New York.