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Mannish Tongues

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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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Crys Jackson
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Go read this.
roy
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
the book's final poem 'thanks' says:

'the answer to every question of why i am doing this work: my mother.'

'i need to/ have needed / must learn to speak to my father. this, another attempt.'

'for *Him*, who lives electrically: i will still stand in swimming pools / during thunderstorms to catch your thunder.'

'every body has blood, i honor mine here.'

'i am covered by so many i dare not omit, so call the collective covering: the blessing.'

i think thats a good intro to why this book is so good &
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Greg Bem
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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.
Bird
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
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.
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