Without Reservation, published by Kegedonce in 2003, is a truly unique anthology of short fiction and poetry. It is also international, bringing together works from Indigenous poets and writers from Canada, the U.S., New Zealand and Australia.
It is also a collection of erotica.
What is Indigenous erotica? It's about the loving, sexual, 'dirty,' outrageous, ribald intimacies of humanity and sexuality that we all crave. It shows us as we are: people who love each other, who fall in love and out of love, who have lovers, who make love, have sex, break hearts, get our own hearts broken, who have beautiful bodies. It's about all of the crazy, poignant, obscene, absurd things we do just to taste, touch, enjoy, and enter another. Go ahead, sneak a peek...
A poem from Without Reservation, by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, to whet your appetite...
a sweet taste of plum
a ripe plum