Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Sulter, Maud
Birth Name: Maud Sulter
was a Black British poet, journalist, artist and political activist; she often produced visual and written works in linked pairs. In her poetry, her photographs, her artworks, and her essays, novel, and play, she continued to challenge imprisoning labels of colour and gender, to celebrate love and desire, and to expose oppressions which are perpetrated in private. As critic Lucinda Roy
comments, in Sulter's work the Body Personal is not a thing distinct from the Body Politic.
Roy, Lucinda. “The Search for the Body Personal”. Callaloo, No. 3, John Hopkins University Press, pp. 551 - 5.
Her poetry and prose appeared in many journals and anthologies, and she gave numerous readings and seminars internationally.
In 1842 he began a relationship with the mixed-race actress Jeanne Duval
(who a century and a half later was transformed into the narrator of Angela Carter
's title story in her Black Venus...
Some Black British commentators, like Maud Sulter
, felt JR
's tone was too pessimistic. This response was reported, though not endorsed, by Prabhu Guptara
in Black British Literature: An Annotated Bibliography (1986). As a...