Written and published by Lester Mayers
Edited by Charlene V. Martoni
100 Poems for 100 Voices is not only a burgeoning poet’s first manuscript; it’s a profound offering of untold stories from the Gay Black experience that transcend across place, time, and identity. Mayers’ poetry has a rhythm synonymous with his heartbeat, with his breath. His poetry is textured. His messages are raw. They are honest. When you read them, you will feel them in your bones. Touching upon topics such as slavery, Africa the Homeland, American culture, LGBTQ* freedom, love, relationships, and deep trauma, Mayers’ takes an honest look at all of life’s facets, from the beautiful to the painful. It is clear that Mayers’ masterpiece is not written from a distance: indeed, it is up close and oh so personal.