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To speak in tongues is to be possessed / overcome by your own body. This collection speaks to these charades of understanding / some things about language, something about possessions & higher powers.
Paperback, First, 112 pages
Published February 24th 2017 by Platypus Press
(first published February 23rd 2017)
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A book that came to me as much as I came to it, dodd's work feels necessary, feels of a world that not everyone feels but could. Boundaries are identified. But the traversing of them are identified as well. Reckoning and sobriety of voice, this book should be shared with a roar.
Dodd's Mannish Tongues takes us to church, pushes us through the constant loop of death that faces the black/queer body, and resurrects that body again. Survival is a miracle and these poems are a miracle of craft and creative energy, tradition and innovation.