Tonguebreaker by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-samarasinhaTonguebreaker by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-samarasinha

Tonguebreaker

byLeah Lakshmi Piepzna-samarasinha

Paperback | March 1, 2019

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In their fourth collection of poetry, Lambda Literary Award-winning poet and writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha continues her excavation of working-class queer brown femme survivorhood and desire.

Tonguebreaker is about surviving the unsurvivable: living through hate crimes, the suicides of queer kin, and the rise of fascism while falling in love and walking through your beloved's neighbourhood in Queens. Building on her groundbreaking work in Bodymap, Tonguebreaker is an unmitigated force of disabled queer-of-colour nature, narrating disabled femme-of-colour moments on the pulloff of the 80 in West Oakland, the street, and the bed. Tonguebreaker dreams unafraid femme futures where we live -- a ritual for our collective continued survival.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer disabled femme writer and performer of Burgher/Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/Roma ascent. Her most recent titles are the nonfiction book Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice (2018) and the poetry book Tonguebreaker (2019). Her memoir Dirty River was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and ...
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Title:TonguebreakerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:142 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.25 inShipping dimensions:8 × 6 × 0.25 inPublished:March 1, 2019Publisher:Arsenal Pulp PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:155152757X

ISBN - 13:9781551527574

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Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha dares a future to hold us, keep us, cherish our fallibilities as much as it covets efficiency. These poems are lanterns that float on water inside which one can live openhearted -- and safe. Leah's poems put safe's taste on my tongue, its song in my chest. Leah's poems are the homes in which we, the disabled, can 'recalibrate the world to our bodies,' where we're not just welcome, but crucial. -Tara Hardy, author of My, My, My, My, My