Tonguebreaker

March 1, 2019|
Tonguebreaker by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-samarasinha
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Finalist, Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry

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:Tonguebreaker
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:142 pages, 8 X 6 X 0.25 in
Shipping dimensions:142 pages, 8 X 6 X 0.25 in
Published:March 1, 2019
Publisher:Arsenal Pulp Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781551527574

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