Scott Poulson-Bryant makes New York's Intelligencer column, a sure sign that (a) he's officially one of the city's literary elite and/or (b) he has a great publicist. SPB describes how he arrived at the concept for the soon-to-be-released Hung: A Meditation on the Measure of Black Men in America.
The title came to me before the book did. I loved the idea of black men historically and stereotypically being considered well hung. But there was also a time when black men were being hung from trees for being well hung—a supposed threat to white American culture during slavery, Jim Crow, and afterward.
Regarding the book cover and the stereotypes, the author keeps it real and gives you a lil Bill Moyers, too: "I wanted a ruler on the cover. I’d be lying if I said there’s no power to be derived from the myth." (Thanks Mal)