978-0-9935321-7-7 · 112 pages · 156 × 234 mm · Feb. 2017
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.
jayy dodd is a blxk question mark from los angeles, california, based on the internet. they are a writer & editor & performance artist. antagonistically queer & unapologetically blxk, they were raised to be a preaching cowboy—this is the next best thing. their first collection of poems, [sugar in the tank], was released on Pizza Pi Press.
Praise & Reviews
Mannish Tongues asks its readers to reckon with the materials out of which memory, desire, family, and faith emerge. — Keguro Macharia
[T]he unclassifiable beauty of Mannish Tongues begins with jayy’s take on a poetic line. — Robert Lashley
[A]n honest and lyrical exploration of gender, sexuality, and Blackness. — Latonya Pennington, Pride
Every time I read their words, I leave [the] Earth. — Morgan Jerkins
[An] incredible poetry collection. — AFROPUNK
Singular, wrought, rhythmic, pulsing. — Devin Kelly
[A] linguistic treat. — Ian McMillan
- An Interview with jayy dodd — Los Angeles Review of Book
- Interview with jayy dodd, author of Mannish Tongues — Entropy
- interview: jayy dodd — Fields Magazine
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